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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 seven-plus decades, the Korea-U.S. relationship has remarkably advanced. In particular, our bilateral relations have continued to develop in political, security, economic, cultural, and many other important areas based on mutual trust, the principle of reciprocity, and shared values, including freedom, democracy, and the rule of law.
The Korean communities in the five states, where half a million Korean-Americans reside, serve as a natural and beautiful bridge that connects Korea and the United States of America. Their bridging role has helped and will continue to deepen and expand the Korea-U.S. relations.
Important business stakeholders ranging from Korean global companies and small and medium enterprises, branch offices of Korean public agencies and related institutions, and local Korean-American businesses are successfully operating in this dynamic epicenter of the U.S economy, which is especially strong in such areas as finance, pharmaceuticals, IT, chemicals, and legal services. They have contributed to bringing the Korea-U.S. economic partnership to new heights. In order for these efforts to help pave the way for the future-oriented evolution of our bilateral partnership, our Consulate General is fully committed to assisting and supporting them to the utmost of our ability.
It is important to understand that the Korean government regards the “national interest-centered and people-centered” diplomacy as its top diplomatic values. In this context, protecting and promoting the rights of all Koreans are also the top priority for our Consulate General. To that end, we will continue to serve them with an open heart by putting ourselves in their shoes and making every effort to come a step closer to them.
I hope that this website will be a useful portal where you can find all the information you are looking for as well as to help you better communicate with us, as we continue to update the website. In this regard, your kind support and keen interest are always appreciated.
I wish each and every one of you much success and the best of luck in all your future endeavors.
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