CONGRESSMAN FOSSELLA WELCOMES NEW KOREAN AMBASSADOR
Tak-Sik Lee comes in to replace Ambassador Seok Hyun Hong after a "slush fund" scandal forced him to resign. Anyway, the follow is an offical welcome to Ambassador Lee:
Representative Vito Fossella, the co-chairman of the Congressional Caucus on Korea, has welcomed the new South Korean ambassador in remarks published in the Congressional Record.
In his remarks, which appear in the November 3, 2005, edition of the Congressional Record, Congressman Fossella notes that Ambassador Tae-Sik Lee's "diplomatic credentials and legacy are entrenched in a life-long devotion to promoting, enlarging and broadening South Korea's stature and prominence at home and around the globe. He most recently served as vice foreign minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, MOFAT. His other notable diplomatic assignments include ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ambassador to Israel and deputy executive director of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization, KEDO." (full article)