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2nd Vice Minister
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  • Profile

    • Position : 2nd Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
    • Name : Choi Jongmoon
    • Education
      • Feb. 1982 B.A. in Political Science and International Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
      • May 1987 M.A. in International Relations, University of Southern California, CA, U.S.A.
  • Career

    • Apr. 1983Passed High Diplomatic Service Examination
    • Jun. 1983Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
    • Jan. 1989Second Secretary, Korean Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations in New York, U.S.A.
    • Dec. 1995First Secretary, Korean Embassy in the Kingdom of Thailand
    • Mar. 1999Assistant Secretary, Office of the President
    • Aug. 2000Director, Southwest Asia and Oceania Division, Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT)
    • Jan. 2001Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
    • Jan. 2002Counsellor, Korean Embassy in the United States of America
    • Dec. 2004Minister-Counsellor, Korean Embassy in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
    • Mar. 2007Senior Assistant Secretary to the President for Protocol Affairs, Office of the President
    • Mar. 2008Director-General for Planning and Management, MOFAT
    • Jan. 2009Director-General for South Asian and Pacific Affairs, MOFAT
    • Mar. 2011Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
    • Apr. 2014Head of Preparatory Secretariat for ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit 2014
    • Mar. 2015Special Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and Government Representative for UNESCO Affairs
    • Nov. 2015Special Advisor to the Minister, MOFA and Government Representative and Sherpa for the Nuclear Security Summit
    • Mar. 2016Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs, MOFA
    • Jan. 2018Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the French Republic
    • Dec. 20202nd Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Awards

    • Jun. 1996Order of Service Merit (Green Stripes)
    • Dec. 2015Order of Service Merit (Red Stripes)