South Korean ambassador bids President Mnangagwa farewell


Harare (New Ziana) – South Korean ambassador Do Bong-Kae on Thursday paid a courtesy call on President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House to bid farewell after serving in the country for close to three years.

Speaking after the Meeting, Do, who also concurrently served as non-resident ambassador to Malawi and Zambia, called for continued growth of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Next year will mark 30 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries and will also coincide with the first ever Korea-Africa summit where Zimbabwe has been invited.

DO joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea in 1994 as a career diplomat and has been in Zimbabwe since July 2020.

Before taking up his present assignment, he studied the Senior Policy Course at the National Human Resources Development Institute in the Ministry of Personnel Management of the Republic of Korea in 2019.

He served in various positions in the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs including the Directorates of International Economic Cooperation, Asia and Pacific Affairs, Planning and Budget, African and Middle Eastern Affairs.

DO also served as the Director of Middle East Division II from 2010 to 2012.

He had previously served overseas as Minister-Counsellor in the Korean embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 2015 to 2019, Plitical Counsellor in Thailand and Turkey, second and first secretary at the Korean embassy in Vietnam and Canada respectively.

DO holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hankook University of Foreign Studies and a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Wyoming in the United States.

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