Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                               February 27, 2009

President Obama met yesterday with Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, the newly appointed Special Representative for North Korea Policy. At the President’s and Secretary of State’s request, Ambassador Bosworth will travel next week for consultation with our allies and partners in the Six-Party Talks to discuss the problem of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.

Ambassador Bosworth served as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 1997 to 2000. He was Executive Director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO) from 1995 to 1997 and previously served as Ambassador to Tunisia and the Philippines. He serves as Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

THE WHITE HOUSE, February 27, 2009.

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