|No.||PR/21-06||Date||April 15, 2021|
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|ASEAN-Korea Centre is an International Organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN Member States and Korea.|
Amb. Kim Hae-yong takes office as the 5th Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre
Seoul, Korea - The inauguration of Ambassador Kim Hae-yong as the 5th Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre took place on April 16, 2021.
After graduating from Seoul National University with a B.A. in Linguistics, Secretary General Kim started his career in foreign service in 1983 and served in various capacities, including as the Korean Ambassador to New Zealand and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Director-General for FTA Negotiations and Minister-Counsellor at the ROK Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva. From 2018, he also taught at Dong-A University as contract professor of International Trade.
Secretary General Kim said that he “is both honored and humbled to represent the ASEAN-Korea Centre at this critical time as the two regions join efforts to overcome the COVID-19 crisis and together prepare for powerful post-pandemic transition and cooperation” and expressed his commitment that “the ASEAN-Korea Centre, will spare no effort in strengthening ASEAN-Korea partnership for a more sustainable, thriving, and mutually beneficial future together.”
Established in 2009 in Seoul, the ASEAN-Korea Centre is an intergovernmental organization mandated to increase trade, accelerate investment, 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 ? Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.