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New Rep. of Korea Consul General in SF: The Honorable Park Joon-yong

photo of CG Park

On December 27, 2017, the Honorable Park Joon-yong arrived in San Francisco to assume his duties as Consul General of the Republic of Korea here. One of his first official acts on the day he arrived was to visit the Korean War Memorial and present a commemorative wreath in honor of those who served.

In a greeting sent out to all Bay Area Korean War veterans, he stated, “As Consul General representing the Republic of Korea, I can reassure you that the Korean people have never forgotten and will never forget your devotion and sacrifice during the war.” Consul General Park went on to say, “I am committed to strengthening the ROK-US alliance, and I also firmly believe that the Korean War veterans are the best partners and allies for turning my commitment into reality.”

photo of CG park with head bowed at memorial

In a greeting sent out to all Bay Area Korean War veterans, he stated, “As Consul General representing the Republic of Korea, I can reassure you that the Korean people have never forgotten and will never forget your devotion and sacrifice during the war.” Consul General Park went on to say, “I am committed to strengthening the ROK-US alliance, and I also firmly believe that the Korean War veterans are the best partners and allies for turning my commitment into reality.”

Consul General Park earned a B.A. in English Language from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, and a Masters in Public Administration from Seoul National University. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in 1987. His distinguished government service to date includes a number of prestigious postings:

​1995: Second Secretary, Korean Embassy in the People’s Republic of China

1998: Consul, Korean Consulate General in Vancouver, Canada

2002: Counsellor, Korean EmbaIssy in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

2004: Director, Southwest Asia and Oceania Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT)
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2005: Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

2007: Counsellor, Korean Embassy in the Republic of Austria, and Korean Permanent Mission to the International Organization in Vienna

2009: Minister-Counsellor, Korean Embassy in the People’s Republic of China

2012: Deputy Director-General, Northeast Asian Affairs Bureau, and subsequently Director-General for Northeast Asian Affairs, MOFAT

2014: Minister, Korean Embassy in the People’s Republic of China

2017: Secretary to the President for Policy Coordination, and Deputy Secretary-General of NSC Secretariat, Office of National security

Consul General Park is married, with one son and two daughters.

All of us at KWMF, together with all Bay Area Korean War veterans, welcome Consul General Park to San Francisco, and wish him great success in his new position. We are confident that together we will continue to build on the strong and enduring relationship that joins the Consulate General, KWMF, the Korean people, and the American people.

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