A State Department spokesman on Wednesday said that the United States is looking to diplomatically engage with North Korea to score progress for the Korean Peninsula denuclearization.
According to Ned Prince, Sung Kim, the just-installed special US representative for the secluded state will resume work until it is done.
“So the policy that we have spoken to calls for what we have deemed a calibrated, practical approach, that explores diplomacy, that is predicated on diplomacy with the DPRK to make tangible progress, that increases the security for our people, for our allies in the region, as well as for deployed forces,” Prince, who was referring the the fresh policies of the US to the North Korea, disclosed in a press briefing.
“And we did announce that Ambassador Sung Kim will serve as the special representative for the DPRK, and Ambassador Kim will, for our part, continue to be deeply engaged in this, and will be heading our efforts to explore that practical, principled diplomacy to make progress where we can,” the spokesman said.
US President Joe Biden has confirmed Kim’s appointment at a combined press briefing with the South Korean President.
Apart from being a special envoy for the DPRK, Kim will at the same time serve as the US ambassador to Indonesia, according to the State Department.
“But we have focused our efforts on consulting closely with our allies and with our partners, knowing that this is a challenge that we can’t address alone, that if we are going to make demonstrable progress that we seek to make in the context of our own security, in the context of the security for our treaty allies and for our deployed forces ― something we need to tackle together with our allies and partners in the region,” Prince said.