U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has named Ford Vice President Stephen Biegun as Particular Consultant to North Korea.
The chief and former Nationwide Safety staffer is becoming a member of the administration at a time of intense concentrate on U.S. efforts to drive North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.
“It’s a very well timed second for Steve to affix the crew and are available on board,” Pompeo mentioned.”He and I might be touring to North Korea subsequent week to make additional diplomatic progress in the direction of our goal.”
At Ford, Biegun oversees the carmaker’s worldwide authorities relations. He additionally deliver intensive authorities expertise, with an appointment to the Nationwide Safety Council in the course of the administration of George W. Bush. Earlier than becoming a member of the White Home, he served for 14 years as a international coverage advisor to members of each the Home of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
In remarks on the State Division Thursday morning, Stephen Biegun mentioned “The problems are powerful, and they are going to be powerful to resolve. However the president has created a gap and it one which we should take by seizing each potential alternative to understand the imaginative and prescient for a peaceable future for the individuals of North Korea.”