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13 foreign service officers given new posts

Posted January. 04, 2001 18:44,   


The government on Thursday appointed seven chiefs of Korean missions abroad, naming trade negotiator Jeong Eui-Yong as new ambassador to Geneva and standby ambassador Kim Hang-Kyong as consul general in New York.

Among other new appointees were chief secretary to the Prime Minister in charge of intelligence Bak Jeong-Ho as consul general in Sendai, Japan; consul general in Osaka Suh Hyeon-Sup as consul general in Yokohama; counselor in charge of overseas missions Choe Won-Wu as consul general in Nigata; consul general in Nigata Hong Seong-Hwa as consul general in Fukuoka; and advisory ambassador to Taegu city Lee Yong-Hyeon as consul general in Sydney, Australia.

Those named to fill other major posts at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade included the following six career officers: Former economic minister in the United States Choe Hyeok as trade negotiator; ASEM chief organizing and planning officer Yim Seong-Jun as acting assistant secretary; diplomatic and trade secretary to the President Lee Su-Hyuk as director general of the European Bureau; and assistant to the minister Kim Sung-Hwan as acting director general of the North American Bureau.

Ex-minister to Russia Lee Jun-Hui became director general of the Asian and Mideastern Bureau and policy officer in charge of international organizations Jeong Dal-Ho was appointed director general of the International Organizations Bureau.