U.S. envoy moves to Indonesia
Outgoing United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim bid farewell to Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Tuesday.
Kim has been designated as ambassador extraordinary and plenipontentiary to Indonesia.
Locsin thanked Kim for his commitment in strengthening the Philippines-US alliance, which included support for the modernization program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the return of the Balangiga bells to Eastern Samar.
Both agreed that future developments yet to be achieved in the Philippines-US partnership will push through specifically in the areas of defense and security, bilateral relations and trading industry.
On 7 September, Kim received the Order of Sikatuna from President Rodrigo Duterte, with rank of Datu, for his nearly four-year service in the Philippines.
It was a diplomatic award granted to individuals who have rendered exceptional service to the country.
As of this writing, Kim’s replacement has yet to be announced.
FOREIGN Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. (left) receives on Tuesday United States Ambassador Sung Kim, who has been appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Indonesia.