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Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III Call with the People’s Republic of China Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe

April 20, 2022

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke today with the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe as a follow-up to the recent call between President Biden and Xi Jinping. Secretary Austin and General Wei discussed U.S.-PRC defense relations, regional security issues, and Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.