Mike Pompeo speaks to German FM Maas, leaders discuss US-EU cooperation in confronting China
Washington/IBNS: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday spoke to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas as they discussed ways in which European Union-US can confront China.
"Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas today to discuss Germany’s priorities for its presidencies of the Council of the European Union and the United Nations Security Council, which began July 1," read an official statement issued by the US State Department.
"Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Maas also discussed the path forward to economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S.-EU cooperation in confronting China, and steps toward a lasting cessation to violence and progress on political dialogue in Libya," it said.
The Secretary underscored U.S. commitment to the Transatlantic relationship and the need for continued coordinated action to confront global challenges.
The relationship between the US and China have deteriorated over numerous issues in recent times.