December 05, 2023

Yoon appoints lawmaker Cho Tae-yong as South Korea’s next ambassador to US

Cho previously helped support denuclearization talks with North Korea and was ambassador to Ireland and Australia

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Tuesday nominated conservative lawmaker and former diplomat Cho Tae-yong to be the next ROK ambassador to the United States, days before U.S. President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Seoul for a summit.

Cho has served in multiple U.S.-related positions at the foreign ministry and was South Korea’s vice representative at the six party talks in 2005.