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U.S. envoy to North Korea Christopher Hill

U.S. envoy to North Korea Christopher Hill

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Who Is He?:

Christopher Hill is the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Mr. Hill is married with three children. He speaks Polish, Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, and Albanian.


Christopher Hill is a graduate of Bowdoin College. He received his B.A. in economics in 1974 and a Master's degree from the Naval War College in 1994.


In 1977 Christopher Hill began his service with the Department of State and served in Belgrade, Warsaw as well as the US embassy in Seoul where he later became a US ambassador in 2004. He was appointed as career minister by president George W. Bush in 2006.

Prior to this Hill was:

  • Ambassador to Macedonia (1996-1999)
  • Special Envoy to Kosovo (1998-1999)
  • Ambassador to Poland from (2000-2004)


Interesting Facts:

Christopher Hill previously worked for Congressman Stephen Solarz’s team. He also acted as the deputy for Richard Holbrooke during the Dayton Peace Talks of 1995 for which he received the Robert S. Frasure Award for Peace Negotiations. Hill is now playing a big role in the six-party talks on the North Korea nuclear issue as the head of the US delegation.
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