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Profile

Minister of ForeignAffairs
  • Chung Eui-yong

    • Education

      • Dec.2010Honorary Ph.D. in Political Science, Royal Academy of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
      • Jun.1981Master in Public Administration, Harvard University, MA, U.S.A.
      • Feb.1968B.A. in International Relations, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    • Career

      • Feb.2021 Minister of Foreign Affairs
      • Jul.2020Special Advisor to the President for Foreign Affairs and National Security
      • May.2017 Director of National Security and Chairman of National Security Council (NSC) Standing Committee
      • Dec.2009 Co-Chairman of the Standing Committee and the Secretary General of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties
      • Jun.2004 Member of the 17th National Assembly
      • Jan.2001 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the UN Secretariat and International Organizations in Geneva, Switzerland
      • Apr.1998 Deputy Minister for Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT)
      • Jan.1997 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the State of Israel
      • Jan.1995 Minister, Korean Embassy in the United States of America
      • Aug.1993 Director-General, International Trade Bureau, MOFA
      • Jul.1991 Minister, Korean Permanent Mission to the European Community in Brussels, Belgium
      • Dec.1989 Spokesperson, MOFA
      • Feb.1989 Deputy Director-General for Information Analysis, MOFA
      • Jan.1986 Counsellor, Korean Embassy in the United States of America
      • May.1984 Counsellor, Korean Embassy in the Kingdom of Thailand
      • Jul.1982 Director, Trade Policy Division, International Trade Bureau, MOFA
      • Jun.1974Third Secretary, Korean Embassy in Canada
      • Mar.1972 Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
      • Nov.1971 Passed High Diplomatic Service Examination
    • Awards

      • Jan.2006 Order of Bernardo O’Higgins Grand Cross, Republic of Chile
      • May.2005Special Citation for Contributions to Parliamentary Diplomacy, Speaker of the National Assembly
      • Sep.2004 Order of Service Merit (Yellow Stripes)