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The Embassy of South Korea in Berlin

Contact

Address: Stülerstrasse 8/10, 10787 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49-(0)30-26065-0

Fax: +49-(0)30-26065-51

E-Mail: koremb-ge@mofa.go.kr

www.deu.mofa.go.kr

The Ambassador

Amb. Bum Goo JONG

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Accreditation date
26.01.2018

Details
Date of Birth: 27th March 1954

Education
1975 | B.A. in Politics, Kyunghee University, Seoul, Korea
1987 | M.A. in Politics, Marburg University, Germany
1990 | PhD in Politics, Marburg University, Germany

Languages
German, English

Professional career
2000 | Member of the 16th National Assembly (District of Ilsan, Gyeonggi Province)
2000 | Member of Culture and Tourism Committee, National Assembly
2000 | Member of the Gender Equality and Family Committee at the National Assembly
2002 | Spokesperson of the Millennium Democratic Party
2002 | Member of the House Steering Committee, National Assembly
2009 | Member of the 18th National Assembly (District of Jeungpyeong, Jincheon, Goesan, Eumseong, Chungbuk Province)

History

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Germany and South Korea began their official diplomatic relations in 1883 and ever since these two countries have worked closely together. Based on special shared experiences they have strong relations in many fields like that of politics, economy, society and culture have been increasing intensively.

In 2015, bilateral relations centred on the 25th anniversary of German Unity as well as on commemorations marking 70 years of Korean partition.

Cultural exchange between South Korea and Germany is intensive and wide-ranging. Germany and its culture – especially classical music and literature – are held in high regard in South Korea.