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US envoy Sung Kim ends tour of duty in PH, bids farewell
« on: July 21, 2019, 10:58:41 AM »
US envoy Sung Kim ends tour of duty in PH, bids farewell
By: Vincent Cabreza - Reporter / @Inquirer_Baguio Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:35 AM July 21, 2019

BAGUIO CITY, Benguet, Philippines — US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim bade farewell at a gathering here on Friday, saying he has reached the end of his three-year tour of duty in the country, which began in 2016.

Kim did not name his replacement but said the new ambassador would continue the task of deepening the US economic, social and historic ties with the Philippines.

He hosted a post-American Independence Day celebration at the US ambassador’s residence in Camp John Hay here.

Stronger alliance

Kim did not respond directly when asked how he felt about President Rodrigo Duterte’s history of anti-American tirades in the course of his Philippine assignment.

He instead said his efforts and his successor’s future role in the country were to “keep the alliance stronger and stronger.”


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Kim has been nominated for a post in Indonesia but he said this would depend on the US Senate foreign relations committee, which will choose his successor.

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