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Top US East Asia diplomat begins work

Top US East Asia diplomat begins work

President Barack Obama's choice as the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia has begun work at the State Department.
Officials said Tuesday that Kurt Campbell has been sworn in as assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific.
Campbell replaces Christopher Hill, who has become Obama's ambassador for Iraq.
Campbell is an Asia scholar who served former President Bill Clinton as a top adviser on Asian affairs.
Hill became well-known throughout Asia for his efforts to entice North Korea to end its nuclear production.
But North Korean policy is being handled primarily by two other diplomats in the Obama administration. Stephen Bosworth is coordinating policy while Sung Kim is handling day-to-day dealings with the North.


Updated : 2021-03-01 06:43 GMT+08:00