Trump says he spoke to China’s Xi ‘in great detail’ about the coronavirus pandemic

President Donald Trump meets with China’s President Xi Jinping at the start of their bilateral meeting at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019.

Kevin Lemarque | Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he spoke with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and discussed “in great detail” about the coronavirus pandemic, which has so far killed more than 24,000 people globally.

“China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the virus,” Trump said on Twitter. “We are working closely together.”

Chinese state television also reported on Friday that the two heads of state spoke via telephone but did not immediately disclose details about what was discussed during the call.

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