Trump intends to nominate Ambassador to PHL Sung Kim as envoy to Indonesia

In a White House release dated July 10, President Donald J. Trump announced that he is intending to nominate outgoing US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Indonesia.

Ambassador Sung Kim is set to end his 3-year ambassadorship to Philippines in November.

“Sung Y. Kim is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Career Minister, and currently serves as Ambassador to the Philippines,” the White House said.

It added that Ambassador Kim’s extensive history of public service at the Department of State, including as Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Special Envoy for the Six Party Talks, Director of the Office of Korean Affairs, Special Representative for North Korea Policy, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. 

“Earlier in his career, Ambassador Kim served as a Political Officer at the Embassies in Seoul, Republic of Korea, Tokyo, Japan, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Ambassador Kim earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, J.D. from Loyola University Law School, and Masters of Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  Ambassador Kim received the Presidential Meritorious Honor Award in 2018, and he speaks Korean and Japanese,” the White House said.