Ex-consul-general to Ho Chi Minh City appointed as new amb. to Vietnam

SEOUL-- A former consul-general of Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City has been appointed South Korea's new ambassador to the country, the foreign ministry said Monday.

Park Noh-wan, currently an ambassador for International Relations to South Korea's North Jeolla Province, will replace Kim Do-hyun as Seoul's top envoy to the Southeast Asian nation. Kim was fired in June over allegations of misconduct and mistreatment of embassy officials.

Park is considered well-versed in affairs related to the Southeast Asian country. He has also served as a minister at the South Korean embassy to Vietnam and a counselor of the South Korean Permanent Delegation to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the ministry said.

The ministry has also appointed Jang Myung-soo, a diplomat stationed in the central North Chungcheong Province, as the new ambassador to Argentina.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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