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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