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Song Min-soon (born July 28, 1948 in Jinyang, present-day Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do) was the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade for South Korea. Before that, he was head of the South Korean delegation to the six-party talks on the North Korean nuclear program.

Before joining the 18th National Assembly in June 2008, Song Min-soon was a career diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) where he served for more than thirty years. Currently a member of the opposition Democratic Party, he brings immense knowledge and hands-on expertise in Korea’s foreign relations and inter-Korean affairs to the National Assembly.

As a diplomat, Song had his first foreign posting in Germany, which was subsequently followed by assignments in India, the US, and Singapore. In March 2001, Song was appointed as ROK's Ambassador to the Republic of Poland. Throughout his service, he was a key figure in many diplomatic negotiations and inter-Korean talks that strengthened the country's relations with its allies and North Korea.

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