United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said United States Ambassador to China Terry Branstad would leave the post.
“I thank Ambassador Terry Branstad for his more than three years of service to the American people as United States Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China.
“Ambassador Branstad has contributed to rebalancing United States-China relations so that it is results-oriented, reciprocal, and fair,” he added.
However, Pompeo did not give a reason for Branstad leaving his role.
Citing an unnamed source, the CNN news network reported that Branstad was likely to leave Beijing before the November United States presidential election.