S. Korean ambassador to Finland dies during leukemia treatment

BRUSSELS, South Korea’s Ambassador to Finland Moon Duk-ho passed away this week while receiving treatment for acute leukemia, his office has said. He was 58.

Moon died Tuesday afternoon at Helsinki University Hospital. He was transported to the hospital after suddenly collapsing on April 22.

“We will make a decision related to funeral procedures in consultation with the bereaved family and the foreign ministry headquarters (in Seoul),” an embassy official said.

Moon took office as Seoul’s top envoy in Finland in November.

After entering the foreign service in 1987, he worked in various diplomatic missions, including those in the United States, France and Vietnam. Before his stint in Finland, he served as a foreign ministry envoy for international security.

He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

Source: Yonhap news Agency

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