Yu meeting Robert Gates at the Pentagon in 2008
|Revised Romanization||Yu Myeong-hwan|
Yu Myung-hwan (born April 8, 1946) is a South Korean diplomat, he was Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade from February 2008 to September.4 2010. His resignation was caused when his daughter was given a job in his department . He has previously held posts including Ambassador to Israel, Japan and the Philippines. Yu received his bachelor's degree in public administration from Seoul National University.
In 2010, Yu has resigned over accusations of nepotism involving his daughter. Yu's daughter, Yu Hyun-sun, was employed at the foreign ministry as a mid-level director through a special employment program.
- Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (2015)
- "Yu Myung-Hwan Named S.Korean Vice Foreign Minister In Reshuffle". AsiaPulse News. July 27, 2005. Retrieved 2008-07-11.
- Sim, William (September 4, 2010). "South Korea Foreign Minister Yu Myung Hwan Offers to Quit, Spokesman Says". Bloomberg.
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|Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of South Korea
February 29, 2008–September 4, 2010
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