09-04-2007 18:02
4 Ambassadors Appointed

By Yoon Won-sup
Staff Reporter

The government Tuesday appointed four Korean ambassadors to foreign countries, including Im Hong-jae, 57, to Vietnam.

The three others are Kim Young-mok, 54, ambassador to Iran; Kim Ji-young, 56, ambassador to the Holy See; and Choi Byung-koo, 53, ambassador to Norway.

Im served as ambassador to Iraq from 2003 to 2005 and Iran from 2005 to now. Kim Young-mok was special advisor on foreign relations to the governor of Gyeonggi Province.

Kim Ji-young served as head of review committee of diplomatic documents and chief of diplomatic archives at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Choi was adjunct professor in diplomacy at Korea University in Seoul.

yoonwonsup@koreatimes.co.kr