State Department on New North Korea Policy Coordinator
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
September 25, 2000
STATEMENT BY RICHARD BOUCHER, SPOKESMAN
DR. WILLIAM PERRY STEPPING DOWN AS NORTH KOREA POLICY COORDINATOR;
AMBASSADOR WENDY R. SHERMAN TO SUCCEED HIM
Dr. William Perry, former Secretary of Defense, is stepping down from
his duties as North Korea Policy Coordinator effective immediately.
The President and Secretary Albright are gratified that Dr. Perry has
agreed to remain available to provide advice and assistance as needed.
We are extremely grateful to Dr. Perry for his outstanding leadership
and dedicated effort in performing his policy review.
Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman, Counselor of the Department, will
concurrently assume the role of North Korea Policy Coordinator,
effective immediately. She will also serve as Special Advisor to the
President and Secretary of State in this role. Ambassador Sherman has
worked closely with Dr. William Perry since his appointment as
Coordinator in November 1998, and she has been responsible for daily
coordination of North Korea Policy, including the implementation of
the recommendations contained in Dr. Perry's Report.
U.S. Special Envoy for the Korean Peace Talks Charles Kartman will
continue to represent the United States in nuclear talks with the
DPRK, as well as in the Four Party process.
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