August 17, 2022

Yoon taps diplomat experienced in North Korea issues for UN ambassador

South Korean president also announced nominees for ambassadorships to China, Russia and Japan this week

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol finalized his picks for key ambassadorships to China, Russia and Japan this week, while tapping a career diplomat with extensive experience on North Korea issues as his envoy to the U.N.

The announcement of the nominations on Tuesday came as the new administration charts its approach to managing tensions on the Korean Peninsula amid the DPRK’s frequent weapons testing this year.