PRESIDENT Barack Obama has nominated an Asian American as the new ambassador to the Philippines, the White House announced on Wednesday, May 18.
The announcement came a day after Obama spoke to presumptive Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over the phone. Obama reportedly applauded the country’s “vibrant democracy.”
The nominee, Sung Y. Kim, is a career member of the foreign service, who has served as the special representative for North Korea Policy and deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State since 2014.
He was the US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 2011 …read more
Source: Asian Journal