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New Permanent Representative of  the Republic of Korea Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva   

Presentation of Credentials


Taeho Lee, the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.  

Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Lee had been serving as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea from September 2018 to December 2020. He previously served as Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and subsequently as Secretary to the President for Trade.

Since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1982, Mr. Lee has engaged mostly in economic diplomacy and trade negotiations. He has served as Director-General for Multilateral Trade with the responsibility of conducting inter-agency coordination relating to the World Trade Organization and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and as Director-General for the Free Trade Agreement Policy. He subsequently worked as a Special Advisor to the Minister for Trade.

Mr. Lee served as Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Morocco from February 2012 to February 2015. He has also served in the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C., United States; the Korean Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic; the Korean Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland; and the Korean Delegation to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, France. In addition, he has worked as a cabinet staff member for the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand.

Mr. Lee has a Bachelor of Economics from Seoul National University and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from the Graduate School of Georgetown University in Washington D.C.