New U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, will visit Japan and South Korea within weeks to coordinate policies on North Korea, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday.

It will be Biegun's first trip to the region since being appointed as the U.S. special representative for North Korea last week.

Biegun was initially due to accompany Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on a canceled trip to North Korea this week, after which he was expected to hold talks with Japanese and South Korean officials in Tokyo.