Psaki offers no update whether China's Xi is helping to track COVID-19 origins

Verlede maand, following a virtual meeting between Biden and Xi, Psaki did not deny that Biden failed to ask Xi for assistance and told Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy that Biden’s messaging wasduidelikwhen it comes to determining the origins of COVID-19.

PSAKI DOESN’T DENY THAT BIDEN FAILED TO ASK CHINA’S XI FOR HELP TRACKING COVID ORIGINS

Asked then by Doocy whether Biden’s messageis clear to somebody who has a Zoom meeting with the president that that’s what he means if that’s not what he says,” Psaki claimed that America’snational security officials have conveyed very clearlyand that she does notthink it’s a secretthat America is looking into the origins.

Doocy asked Friday whether Xihas helped” en “been transparent.Psaki responded, saying the Biden administration would appreciate support from Xi and China in discovering the origins of COVID-19, but that she does nothave any updates on the participation or willingness of the Chinese to add and provide additional data.

LêER FOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks virtually with Chinese leader Xi Jinping from the White House in Washington, Amerikaanse. November 15, 2021.

LêER FOTO: Amerikaanse. President Joe Biden speaks virtually with Chinese leader Xi Jinping from the White House in Washington, Amerikaanse. November 15, 2021. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo)

Verlede maand, ahead of the virtual summit meeting which did not produce any major breakthroughs, Xi referred to Biden as hisold friend.” In contrary to Xi’s remarks, Psaki said after the meeting that Bidenconsiders him someone he has known for some timeand someone he canhave candid relationships with.

Psaki speaks during a daily news briefing at the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room van die Wit Huis op Desember 03, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Psaki speaks during a daily news briefing at the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room van die Wit Huis op Desember 03, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Foto deur Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

In Oktober, die Wêreld-Gesondheidsorganisasie aangekondig 26 proposed members to an advisory committee aimed to steer studies into the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic and other pathogens of epidemic potential.

Fox News’ Peter Doocy contributed to this article.

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