Former Defense Minister Kim Jang Soo Named Ambassador to China
kpride, Feb. 16, 2015, 9:36 a.m.
Kim Jang-soo, a former defense minister, has been named as the nation's next ambassador to China, to succeed outgoing envoy Kwon Young-se, Yonhap News Agency reported on Sunday.
The appointment has raised eyebrows here, as it comes only nine months after Kim's resignation in May last year in the wake of the April 16 ferry disaster.
The 67-year-old served as national security adviser from March 2013 to May 2014, and as the defense chief from November 2006 to February 2008.