Ambassador Chung Keeyong

Special Representative for Indo-Pacific

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Korea
Ambassador Chung Keeyong was appointed as the Special Representative for Indo-Pacific of the Republic of Korea in February 2024 to increase Korea’s engagement in the Indo-Pacific region and enhance strategic communication and cooperation with key countries in the region and beyond. As a career diplomat since 1993, he was involved and led efforts by the Korean Government on a wide range of issues including the ROK-US alliance, maritime delimitation & state responsiblities, and climate change. He previously served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Morocco (July 2021-February 2024), the Director-General for Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Scientific Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (September 2019-July 2021), the Director of Governance of the Global Green Growth Institute (September 2016-September 2019), and the Director of International Legal Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (July 2011-July 2013). He also served in the Korean Embassies in Washington D.C., Tokyo, and Sofia. He earned his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and LLB from Seoul National University.