Yuri Kim, the new US ambassador to Albania approved by the Senate

 Yuri Kim
 After being elected by President Donald Trump in August 2019, the US Senate has approved yesterday. Mrs. Yuri Kim as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Albania.

Kim is a career member of the US Foreign Service, under the Consul rank, and has held senior management positions.

She has extensive experience in national security issues from Europe, Asia to the Middle East.

Kim has successfully held various leadership positions in important US State Department offices.

She has a good knowledge of the region from her previous work as a Director in the Office of Southeast European Affairs and has worked in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the US Department of State since 2018.

She served previously as Director of Diplomacy Studies at the State Department, Chief of Cabinet and Deputy Secretary of State and Director of the Office of European Security Affairs and Political-Military Affairs.

Earlier in her career, she served as Special Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and was a member of the US delegation in talks with North Korea to close their nuclear program.

Kim served as Political Advisor to the US Embassy in Iraq and then to the US Embassy in Turkey.

She has also dealt with North Korean affairs in the post of Head of the North Korean Affairs Sector at the State Department.

In addition to leading positions, she has also worked on various projects as Special Assistant, at the Office of the Secretary of State, at the US Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, Beijing, and China.

Yuri Kim is originally from Guam, an island in the Western Pacific, under the status of American territory but not as full-fledged as other states.

Mrs. Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.

She is fluent in Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Turkish.

During her previous address to the US Senate, she stated that she would do her best to resolve the political situation in the country and would also boost economic co-operation between the two countries.
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