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Yun Byung-se

Yun Byung-se
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
11 March 2013
Prime Minister Chung Hong-won
Lee Wan-koo
Preceded by Kim Sung-hwan
Personal details
Born (1953-08-03) 3 August 1953
Seoul, South Korea
Political party Saenuri Party
Children 1 daughter
Alma mater Seoul National University
Yun Byung-se
Hangul 윤병세
Hanja 尹炳世
Revised Romanization Yun Byeong-se
McCune–Reischauer Yun Byŏngse

Yun Byung-se (born 3 August 1953 in Seoul) is the Republic of Korea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.


- Mar. 2013 Minister of Foreign Affairs - Jan. 2013 Member of the Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs, National Defense and Unification, the 18th Presidential Transition Committee - Mar. 2009 Visiting Professor, Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Sogang University, Seoul, Korea - Jan. 2009 Senior Advisor, Law Offices of Kim & Chang - Dec. 2006 Senior Presidential Secretary for Foreign, Security and Unification Policy - Jan. 2006 Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, MOFAT - Sep. 2004 Senior Coordinator, National Security Council - Jul. 2002 Minister, Korean Embassy in the United States of America - Feb. 2000 Minister, Korean Permanent Mission to the UN Secretariat and International Organizations in Geneva, Switzerland - Jul. 1999 Deputy Director-General, North American Affairs Bureau, MOFAT - Feb. 1999 Deputy Director-General, Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) - Jan. 1995 Minister-Counsellor, Korean Embassy in the Republic of Singapore - Jan. 1994 Director, North America Division I, MOFA - Jan. 1990 Counsellor, Korean Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, United States of America - Jul. 1984 Consul, Korean Consulate General in Sydney, Australia - Mar. 1977 Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) - Nov. 1976 Passed High Diplomatic Service Examination


Mar. 1992 Service Merit Medal Dec. 2005 Order of Service Merit (Yellow Stripes)

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