SEOUL, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) -- Stephen Biegun, the new U.S. point man on North Korea, is considered to hold an undersecretary-level post, but it's still unclear whether he will serve as the de facto "control tower" of the Donald Trump administration's approach toward Pyongyang, a diplomatic source said Wednesday.

Biegun, a former Ford Motor Company executive, plans to visit Seoul early next week as part of his maiden Asia tour as the U.S. special representative for North Korea. It would also take him to China and Japan.

President Moon Jae-in has no plan to meet the envoy this time, and Lee Do-hoon, Seoul's top nuclear envoy, and other foreign ministry officials will instead greet him, according to the source.

Apparently, the best-case scenario for him is to have introductory talks with North Koreans in Pyongyang ahead of his Asia swing.

Source: Yonhap News Agency