Singapore appoints ambassador to Laos and Non-Resident High Commissioner to Pakistan

Singapore appoints ambassador to Laos and Non-Resident High Commissioner to Pakistan
Singapore has appointed Mr Dominic Goh (left) as its Ambassador to the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Mr Ong Keng Yong as its Non-Resident High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

SINGAPORE - Singapore has appointed Mr Dominic Goh as its Ambassador to the Lao People's Democratic Republic and Mr Ong Keng Yong as its Non-Resident High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Monday that Mr Goh will assume his post on Jan 12 next year.

Mr Goh graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1990 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). He joined the ministry in October 1994 and was awarded the Singapore Government Scholarship in 2003. He obtained his Master of Arts in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA, in 2004.

Mr Goh served in the Singapore embassy in Berlin from 2004 to 2008. He was director-general (international economics) of the ministry from February 2011 to July 2012, and director-general (Europe) from July 2012 to November this year.

Mr Ong is currently Ambassador-at-Large at the ministry, and is the executive deputy chairman of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and the director of the school's Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies.

Mr Ong graduated from the University of Singapore in 1979 and received his Master of Arts in Arab Studies (with distinction) from Georgetown University in Washington DC, USA, in 1983.

He was Singapore's High Commissioner to Malaysia from July 2011 to November this year. He was also the nation's High Commissioner to India from August 1996 to August 1998. Mr Ong served as the secretary-general of ASEAN from 2003 to January 2008, and as Singapore's Non-Resident Ambassador to Iran from February 2009 to July 2011.

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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