U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry said that the elected President of the United States Donald Trump and his team, it would be useful to contact the state Department for advice before telephone conversations with world leaders, reports Reuters.
“I think that such advice would be a certain value. Whether you follow them or not is another question, but I think it is useful to ask people with extensive experience. Their view on the current state of Affairs on a particular issue, which is important,” said Kerry.
He stressed that if the trump turned to him for advice, which he would gladly have provided, “but that didn’t happen.”
Last week, Donald trump talked on the phone with the head of the Taiwan administration Cai Inven. The White house said that this call can cause a blow to relations between Washington and Beijing.
The fact that no us President or President-elect, judging by official data, did not speak with a Taiwanese leader since 1979. Since the middle of last century, the island of Taiwan is under its own administration, keeping the flag and some other attributes of the old Chinese Republic. Beijing considers the island a province of China.
Trump some time later, stated that the Taiwan leader called him to congratulate him on his victory in the presidential race.