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United States | Peter Pham as Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

United States – Secretary Pompeo is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Peter Pham to serve as the United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Dr. Pham will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of U.S. policy on the cross-border security, political, and economic issues in the Great Lakes … Continue reading United States | Peter Pham as Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban say ‘general’ discussion held with US special envoy

KABUL, Afghanistan  — Taliban officials say they held “general discussions” with Washington‘s special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is tasked with finding a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s protracted and increasingly bloody war. The officials, who spoke to the Associated Press on Saturday on condition they not be identified because of the sensitivity of the process, said … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Taliban say ‘general’ discussion held with US special envoy

MOSCOW | The Latest: UN envoy urges restrain in Syria

MOSCOW— The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 7 p.m. The U.N. special envoy for Syria is calling on Russia, Syria and Israel “to refrain from military actions” following the downing of a Russian military aircraft. Staffan de Mistura told … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: UN envoy urges restrain in Syria

WASHINGTON | New envoy for North Korea to visit South Korea, China, Japan

WASHINGTON — The newly appointed U.S. special envoy for North Korea will make his first diplomatic trip abroad next week in the latest effort to press for progress in uncertain denuclearization talks. The State Department says Stephen Biegun will visit South Korea, China and Japan between Sept. 10-15. The announcement of his trip comes after … Continue reading WASHINGTON | New envoy for North Korea to visit South Korea, China, Japan

WASHINGTON | For US diplomacy, special envoys make a comeback

WASHINGTON  — The U.S. special envoy is back. The Trump administration, which had steered away from appointing high-level diplomats to focus on particular world trouble spots, is now embracing the concept to run delicate negotiations for Syria, Iran, North Korea and now Afghanistan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday he will name Zalmay Khalilzad … Continue reading WASHINGTON | For US diplomacy, special envoys make a comeback

WASHINGTON | Trump asks Pompeo to delay visit to North Korea

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump says he’s directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to delay a trip to North Korea, citing insufficient progress on denuclearization. He tweets that he does not believe China is helping with the effort to rein in North Korea because of stepped-up pressure by the U.S. on trade with China Pompeo … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump asks Pompeo to delay visit to North Korea

WASHINGTON | Pompeo to visit NKorea next week, names Ford exec as envoy

WASHINGTON— Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday appointed a senior executive with Ford Motor Co. to be his special envoy for North Korea and said the two would visit Pyongyang next week. Pompeo announced that he had chosen Stephen Biegun to handle day-to-day negotiations with the North over dismantling its nuclear weapons program. Pompeo … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pompeo to visit NKorea next week, names Ford exec as envoy

WASHINGTON | Pompeo names Ford exec to be special North Korea envoy

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday appointed a senior executive with Ford Motor Co. to be his special envoy for North Korea and said they both would visit Pyongyang next week. Pompeo announced that he had chosen Stephen Biegun to handle day-to-day negotiations with the North over dismantling its nuclear weapons program. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pompeo names Ford exec to be special North Korea envoy