Trump nominated US Pacific Command Commande as America’s new Ambassador to South Korea

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Navy Admiral Harry Harris Jr, head of the Pacific Command, speaks at a Fullerton Lecture on "Challenges, Opportunities and Innovation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific", in Singapore October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

Vastavam web: President Donald Trump has nominated US Pacific Command Commander Admiral Harry Harris as America’s new Ambassador to South Korea ahead of his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next month.North Korea has warned that it might not attend the much-talked about summit between Trump and Kim, due to take place in Singapore on June 12, over being pushed “into a corner” on nuclear disarmament.

Leaders of North and South Korea held a meeting on April 27 and agreed to work to rid the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons.Currently serving as the 24th commander of US Pacific Command, Admiral Harris is a highly decorated, combat-proven Naval officer with extensive knowledge, leadership and geopolitical expertise in the Indo-Pacific region, the White House said.A frequent visitor to India, Admiral Harris has been a strong advocate of India-US relationship. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1978 and was designated a naval flight officer in 1979.

He earned an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, MA from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and attended Oxford University.