Trump names new US ambassador to Vietnam

Daniel-KritenbrinkWASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has nominated Daniel Kritenbrink, a career diplomat with extensive experience in Asian affairs, to be US ambassador to Vietnam, the White House said Wednesday.

The Virginia native has been a diplomat since 1994 and currently works as senior advisor for North Korea policy at State Department, the White House said in a statement.

Kritenbrink once worked as deputy chief of mission in Beijing and speaks Chinese and Japanese, the statement said.