HAN SUNG-JOO APPOINTED SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR CYPRUS
HAN SUNG-JOO APPOINTED SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR CYPRUS19960425 The following statement is attributable to the Spokesman for Secretary- General Boutros Boutros-Ghali:
Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has appointed Han Sung-Joo, former Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, as his Special Representative for Cyprus, effective 1 May. Mr. Han succeeds Joe Clark who has served as Special Representative for Cyprus since May of 1993.
Mr. Han was Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea from February 1993 to December 1994. He has been an adviser to his Government on foreign affairs, national defence and unification issues since the late 1970s.
Mr. Han is at present Professor of Political Science and President of the Ilmin International Relations Institute at Korea University.
Mr. Han has held a variety of positions in the academic world at different universities and research institutions, including the University of California at Berkeley, City University of New York, Korea University, Colombia University and Stanford University. In 1991, he was elected Vice-President of the International Political Science Association and President of the Korean Association of South-East Asian Studies.
Born on 13 September 1940, Mr. Han received a B.A. in political science from Seoul National University in 1962. In 1964, he obtained an M.A. from the University of New Hampshire followed, in 1970, by a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.
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