Vatican City, Oct 1, 2020 / 07:10 am
The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Holy See's top diplomats had a "respectful" exchange of views on China, the Vatican said Thursday.
Responding to questions from journalists, Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See press office, said that Pompeo discussed China with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, and Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States, Oct. 1.
He said: "During this morning's talks ... the parties presented their respective positions regarding relations with the People's Republic of China in a respectful, relaxed, and cordial atmosphere."
"There was also discussion of some areas of conflict and crisis, particularly the Caucasus, the Middle East, and the Eastern Mediterranean. The meeting lasted about 45 minutes."