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PR/18-11 Lee Hyuk takes office as the 4th Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre2018-04-16

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PRESS RELEASE
No.PR/18-11Date2018.04.16(Mon)
ContactPress Inquiries: Ms. Kim Ji-won, Officer, IDU (+82-2-2287-1145, jwkim@aseankorea.org)
ASEAN-Korea Centre is an International Organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN Member States and Korea.


Lee Hyuk takes office as the 4th Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre


Seoul, Korea - Lee Hyuk, Former Korean Ambassador to Vietnam assumed his position as the 4th Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre on 16 April.  

 

After graduating from Korea University with a B.A. in Economics, Secretary General Lee pursued a career in the foreign service since 1980 and served in various posts including the Ambassador to Vietnam and the Philippines, Deputy Minister for Planning and Coordination, Secretary to the President for Foreign Affairs, and Director-General for Asian and Pacific Affairs.  

 

“Under the new initiative dubbed ‘New Southern Policy,’ the Korean government aims to elevate its relationship with ASEAN to the level of those with the four major powers around the Korean Peninsula, while expanding its diplomatic sphere. At this critical juncture, it is my great honor to take this position to lead the ASEAN-Korea Centre for boosting ASEAN-Korea partnership. For the next three years, I will make my earnest efforts to achieve shared prosperity between ASEAN and Korea through mutually beneficial economic cooperation and to connect peoples of the two regions by promoting cultural and people-to-people exchanges,” the Secretary General noted.  

 

Established in 2009 in Seoul, the ASEAN-Korea Centre is an intergovernmental organization with mandates to increase trade volume, accelerate investment flow, invigorate tourism, and enrich cultural and people-to-people exchange between ASEAN and Korea. The Member States are comprised of Korea and the 10 ASEAN Member States, namely Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. 

 

The inaugural reception for Secretary General Lee will be held on 23 April at 6:30 p.m. at ASEAN Hall of the ASEAN-Korea Centre located in Press Center Building, Seoul. Among the expected attendees are Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Seoul (ACS) Umar Hadi, National Assembly Members, ASEAN Ambassadors in Korea, and numerous figures from the media and the academia.



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