Others Ambassador IWATANI Appointed as the New Secretary-General of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat 2013.08.28

The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) is pleased to announce that Ambassador IWATANI Shigeo (Former Japanese Ambassador to Austria) will serve as the new Secretary-General of the TCS, along with new Deputy Secretaries-General, Mr. CHEN Feng (China) and Mr. LEE Jong-heon (ROK). Ambassador Iwatani will succeed the inaugural Secretary-General, Ambassador SHIN Bong-kil who has served since the TCS establishment in September 2011.

- TCS Secretary-General is to be appointed on a rotational basis in the order of the ROK, Japan and China with a two-year term of office. The two countries not assuming the Secretary-Generalship nominate a Deputy Secretary-General respectively.


To bid farewell to the outgoing Secretary-General and Deputy Secretaries-General (“Board Members”) as well as to welcome the new Board Members, the TCS will hold the Farewell and Welcome Reception on Wednesday August 28, 2013 from 18:30 to 21:00 at the Sapphire Ballroom (3F), Lotte Hotel (Sogong-dong), Seoul.