United States Special Representative for North Korea

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United States Special Representative for North Korea Policy
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Incumbent
Stephen Biegun

since August 23, 2018
NominatorThe President of the United States
AppointerSecretary of State

North Korea and the United States have no formal diplomatic relations. Sweden acts as the protecting power of United States interests in North Korea for consular matters.[1]

Current office holders[edit]

Stephen Biegun was appointed by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to serve as the United States Special Representative for North Korea on August 23, 2018.[2]

Former special envoys on North Korean issues[edit]

  • Sung Kim served as the Special Representative for North Korea Policy from November 2014-September 2016 and as Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks from 2008-2011.[3]
  • Robert R. King served as Special Envoy on North Korean Human Rights Issues from November 2009 to January 2017.[4]
  • Glyn Davies served as the Special Representative for North Korea Policy from January 2012-November 2014.[5]
  • Clifford Hart served as the Special Envoy for the Six-Party Talks October 2011-July 2013.[6]
  • Joseph Y. Yun served as the Special Representative for North Korea Policy October 17, 2016-March 2, 2018.[7]
  • Stephen W. Bosworth served as special envoy to North Korea from 2009 to 2011, under President Obama. He had previously been an ambassador to several countries, including to South Korea from 1997 to 2001.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Relations with North Korea". U.S. Department of State. October 18, 2016. Archived from the original on 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2017-08-13.
  2. ^ Harris, Gardiner (August 23, 2018). "Pompeo Will Return to North Korea Next Week With Reinforcement". New York Times. Archived from the original on 2018-08-23. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  3. ^ "Kim, Sung". U.S. Department of State. Archived from the original on 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  4. ^ "King, Robert R." U.S. Department of State. Archived from the original on 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  5. ^ "Davies, Glyn". U.S. Department of State. Archived from the original on 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  6. ^ "US envoy for six-party talks moved and not yet replaced". Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  7. ^ "Yun, Joseph Y." U.S. Department of State. Archived from the original on 2017-01-20. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
  8. ^ Langer, Emily (January 6, 2016). "Stephen W. Bosworth, three-time U.S. ambassador, dies at 76". Washington Post. Retrieved December 2, 2018.

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