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The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York was established in 1949. Our area of responsibility includes five U.S. states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Delaware. For the past 70 years, the Korea-U.S. relationship has remarkably advanced in political, economic, cultural, and other areas based on mutual trust and shared values. The communities of 450,000 Korean Americans in the five states serve as a natural bridge that connects Korea and the United States. Their bridging role has helped and will continue to deepen and expand the Korea-U.S. relations. Major Korean companies and Korean SME subsidiaries operating in this region, together with Korean American businesses, Korean public agencies and related institutions in this economic center of the United States, especially in areas of finance, pharmaceuticals, IT, chemicals, and legal services, have contributed to keeping the Korea-U.S. economic partnership consistently advancing to a higher dimension. In order for these efforts and contributions to be the foundation for the future-oriented evolution of our bilateral partnership, the Consulate is committed to supporting and cooperating with these efforts and contributions.
“National interest centered, people-centered” diplomacy is the top diplomatic values for the Korean government. In this context, protecting the rights and safety of all Koreans are the top priority for the Consulate. To that end, we will put ourselves in the shoes of the community and engage them with an open and welcoming heart. We will make every effort to be a step closer and to support the Korean community.
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The year of 2019, the year of the pig, has dawned. I wish all of you and your families an auspicious and happy New Year.
Ambassador Hyo-Sung Park
CV for Consul General Hyo-Sung Park
Date of Birth : June 18, 1958
Educational Backgroud :
1977~1981 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea
(B.A. in Politics and Diplomacy)
1986~1988 University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), Philadelphia, U.S.A. (M.A.
in International Relations and M.G.A. in Government Administration)
Research Activity :
2009~2010 Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
(M-RCBG), Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, U.S.A.
2016.3.~6. Associate, M-RCBG, Harvard Kennedy School
Professional Career :
1981. Passed the Foreign Service Exam and Joined the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of Korea
1990~1993 Consul, Korean Consulate in Toronto, Canada
1993~1995 First Secretary, Korean Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica
1995~1997 Deputy Director, North American Trade Division, MOFA
1998~2001 First Secretary, Korean Embassy in Washington D.C., U.S.A.
2001~2002 Director, European Trade Division, MOFA
2002~2003 Director, North American Trade Division, MOFA
2003~2004 Counsellor, Korean Embassy in Prague, the Czech Republic
2004~2007 Minister Counsellor, Korean Permanent Mission in Geneva, Switzerland
2007 Advisor to the Trade Minister
2007~2009 Director General for FTA Negotiations, MOFA
2010~2014 Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative, Korean Permanent
Mission in Geneva, Switzerland
2014~2015 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Romania
2016~2017 Ambassador at Large, MOFA
2017.12.30. Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea
in New York, USA
Martial Status : Married (with one daughter)
Working Research Papers :
2010.2. “Korea-U.S. Economic Relations: Challenges and Opportunities
for a Strategic Economic Partnership in the 21st Century and
Beyond,” a paper presented to M-RCBG
2016.8. “China’s RMB Internationalization Strategy: Its Rationales, State of Play,
Prospects and Implications,” Harvard Kennedy School’s M-RCBG
Associate Working Paper No. 63. Available at