The Foreign Ministry on Thursday tapped Oh Joon, a former ambassador to Singapore, as the new representative of its mission at the United Nations.
The 57-year-old career diplomat will replace Kim Sook, who has served at the multinational body since May 2011.
Since his 1978 entry into diplomatic service, Oh has taken up various key positions including deputy ambassador to the U.N., deputy minister for multilateral and global affairs, and embassy minister in Brasilia.
For the consul general post in Honolulu, the ministry also named Paek Ki-yup, head of international affairs in President Park Geun-hye’s Saenuri Party.
The other three new consul generals are Park Hwan-sun, deputy consul general in Sendai, moving to Nagoya; Lee Ki-chun, a professor at the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, to Vancouver; and Hong Young-jong, consul general in Dubai, to Sao Paolo.
By Shin Hyon-hee (firstname.lastname@example.org