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New US envoy Sung Kim arrives in Manila

/ 10:31 PM December 01, 2016
John Kerry, Sung Kim

Secretary of State John Kerry applauds after swearing in Sung Kim, left, as U.S. Ambassador to Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, at the State Department in Washington. AP Photo

US Ambassador-designate to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim arrived in Manila Thursday night to start his tour of duty.

Kim’s plane landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 past 10 p.m.

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The Korean-born ambassador is replacing Ambassador Philip Goldberg, the subject of President Duterte’s personal attack.

READ: Korean-born Sung Kim sworn in as US envoy to the Philippines

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Kim, a career member of the US foreign service, served as the US ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 2011 to 2014 and as special envoy, with rank of ambassador, for the Six-Party Talks from 2008 to 2011.

He took his oath of office on November 3 in Washington, D.C.

Watch his message to Filipinos:

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