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US Senate approves new Bangkok envoy

The US Senate today approved the appointment of Glyn Davies as the new ambassador to Thailand.
Davies was former US envoy for North Korean policy.

US sentateUS charge d’affaires in Bangkok Mr W Patrick Murphy congratulated the approval in his Twitter “Congrats to my future boss, a terrific diplomat!”.

The new Bangkok envoy later posted on his Twitter after learning of the approval, “Happy & honored to be confirmed by US Senate. Jackie & I look forward to our move to Bangkok — City of Angels!

As Bangkok Post reported, Davies is a career member of the US foreign service and is now a senior adviser in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State.

Prior to his appointment, Davies was special representative for North Korea policy from 2012 to 2014.

He served as the US envoy to the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna from 2009 to 2012.

Mr Davies replaces Kristie Kenney, who became deputy assistant secretary for public diplomacy and public affairs in the East Asian and Pacific affairs bureau in November.

The post was left vacant for 10 months after the Thai military junta seized power in May.

Thai PBS

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