King Soek Lee Meets Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha

Imperial Family of Korea

The Presidents of South Korea aren’t the only ones that come to visit King Soek Lee. King Lee also recently received South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha as a guest. Here he is pictured toasting with the current Foreign Minister of South Korea. This picture was taken inside the courtyard of King Lee’s home in Jeonju. The Korean peaches, kyoho grapes, and rice cake on the table are traditional foods of the Joseon people.

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha

King Soek Lee with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Jeonju Mayor Kim Seong-su

Born on April 7th, 1955, Kang graduated from Yonsei University with a degree in Political Science and Diplomacy. She also completed her PhD in Mass Communications from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. After graduation, Kang worked at the Korean Broadcasting Service as well as in academia. Kang is both the first woman to be nominated for the Foreign Minister position and also the first to serve in that position.


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