Sung Yong Kim, current US ambassador to the Philippines, in Singapore last year. Photo: Bloomberg

US names new ambassador to Indonesia as diplomat who helped set up historic first Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

  • Sung Yong Kim, the current US ambassador to the Philippines, has previously completed stints in South Korea, Japan and Malaysia
  • He is set to replace Barack Obama’s pick, Joseph Donovan Jnr, who has served in Jakarta since 2016 and kept a low profile, according to observers
Topic |   Indonesia

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Sung Yong Kim, current US ambassador to the Philippines, in Singapore last year. Photo: Bloomberg
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