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(LEAD) S. Korean envoy elected president of BIE's general assembly

All News 10:36 November 28, 2019

(ATTN: ADDS details on Choi's tenure in 2nd para)

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's ambassador for cooperation with the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has been elected president of the organization's General Assembly.

Choi Jai-chul, who was named Seoul's BIE ambassador last month, won the post during an election held in Paris on Wednesday (Paris time), according to the BIE. His two-year term can be extended for another term.

Choi, a former ambassador to Denmark, served as the president of the BIE's Executive Committee for three terms between 2013 and 2019.

This undated file photo shows Choi Jai-chul, the ambassador for cooperation with the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). (Yonhap)

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