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    UNIS/BIO/940
    8 April 2011

    New Permanent Representative of Republic of Korea
    Presents Credentials

    VIENNA, 8 April (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea Cho Hyun presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) Yury Fedotov.

    Mr. Cho has served in various capacities in the course of his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea, among them: Deputy Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs (2009-2011); Ambassador for Energy and Resources (2008-2009), Deputy Permanent Representative of the Mission to the United Nations in New York (2006-2008) and Director-General of International Economic Affairs (2004-2006). He served in various overseas posts including Embassies of the Republic of Korea in Belgium, the Central African Republic, Senegal, the United States and a secondment to the OECD Secretariat.

    Mr. Cho served as Sherpa for the first Nuclear Security Summit (2010) and for the preparations of the next summit in 2012. He also served as Chief Negotiator for the negotiations on the renewal of the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of Korea and the United States of America.

    Mr. Cho holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Toulouse and has recently taught at Ewha Women's University in Seoul.

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