U.S. special envoy for N. Korea talks with Japanese counterpart on Korean Peninsula issues
Updated: 2021-05-26 13:23:36 KST
The new U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Sung Kim, has started his official duties by speaking with his Japanese counterpart about Korean Peninsula issues.
The U.S. State Department tweeted Tuesday that Kim spoke with the Director General for Asian and Oceanian Affairs at Japan's foreign ministry, Takehiro Funakoshi, to reaffirm what it said are their "shared commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and "other important issues."
On Twitter, the State Department's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs introduced Kim as "Special Representative for the DPRK," which appears to confirm his official title.