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Cho Tae-yul

Cho Tae-yul
Cho in 2024
41st Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
9 January 2024
PresidentYoon Suk Yeol
Prime MinisterHan Duck-soo
Preceded byPark Jin
Personal details
Born (1955-11-09) 9 November 1955 (age 68)
Yeongyang, North Gyeongsang
Political partyIndependent
Alma materSeoul National University
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJo Taeyeol
McCune–ReischauerCho T'aeyŏl

Cho Tae-yul (Korean조태열; born 10 November 1955) is a South Korean diplomat. He is the 41st Foreign Minister.[1]


Since starting his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1979, Cho has gained a lot of experience on the international stage. He served as the South Korean ambassador to the United Nations (2016–2019) and the second vice foreign minister (2013–2016) during the Park Geun Hye government. He also served as the chairman of the World Trade Organization Dispute Committee and the chairman of the Geneva Government Procurement Committee.[1]

Foreign Minister

On December 19, 2023, President Yoon Suk Yeol appointed Cho Tae-yul as the nominee for Foreign Minister to succeed former Minister Park Jin.[1]


Mr. Cho and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a telephone conversation in February 2024 to discuss issues of mutual interest, including a wide range of aspects of bilateral relations, such as high-level exchanges and supply chain cooperation.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Impact Player: Cho Tae-yul". CSIS. December 20, 2023.
  2. ^ "China invites S. Korean top diplomat, calls for 'positive, objective' policy". The Korea Herald. February 7, 2024.
Political offices Preceded byPark Jin Minister of Foreign Affairs 2024– Succeeded by
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