South Korea Announces New Ambassadors to Iran, Germany, and Four Other Nations

SEOUL - In a significant reshuffle, South Korea has named new ambassadors to six countries, including Iran and Germany, as announced by the foreign ministry on Friday. This move is part of a broader diplomatic reorganization aimed at strengthening South Korea's global relations.

According to Yonhap News Agency, Kim Jun-pyo, currently serving as the director general for North American affairs, has been appointed as the ambassador to Iran. Lim Sang-beom, who previously held the position of presidential secretary for national security strategy, will take on the role of ambassador to Germany.

The reshuffle also includes the appointment of Jeong Yeon-doo, a former ambassador to the Netherlands, as the top envoy in Turkey. Additionally, Park Kyong-sig, previously the deputy consul general in Hong Kong, will assume the position of ambassador to Ghana.

Further appointments include Park Ji-hyun as the new ambassador to Madagascar and Noh Won-il as the ambassador to Uruguay. These changes reflect South Korea's ongoing efforts to bolster its diplomatic presence and strengthen ties with these nations.

In addition to these ambassadorial appointments, the foreign ministry also announced the appointment of five other diplomats to lead the South Korean consulate general in various locations. These include assignments in San Francisco, Niigata and Sapporo in Japan, as well as Chengdu and Qingdao in China, marking a comprehensive reshuffle aimed at enhancing South Korea's diplomatic outreach and effectiveness across multiple continents.

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