S'pore appoints new envoys to UN, WTO, Britain

S'pore appoints new envoys to UN, WTO, Britain

SINGAPORE - Three senior diplomats have received new postings as Singapore's representatives at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and United Nations (UN) and as High Commissioner to Britain.

Ms Tan Yee Woan will take up the post of permanent representative to the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland, on Aug 11. Mr Foo Kok Jwee will also be based there as permanent representative to the UN from Sept 8. Ms Foo Chi Hsia will be the High Commissioner to Britain from Sept 1.

Ms Tan joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in 1989. From December 2010 to this month, she served as Singapore's permanent representative to both the United Nations and International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. She was Singapore's ambassador to Cambodia from June 2007 to August 2010.

Mr Foo joined the Foreign Service in 1999. He served as director-general of the Technical Cooperation Directorate from August 2011 to May this year, and headed the Singapore Cooperation Programme, through which Singapore gives technical assistance to developing countries. From December 2010 to May this year, he was also press secretary to Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, director (special duties) in the Ministry of Communications and Information and until 2012, director of academic matters at MFA Diplomatic Academy.

Ms Foo Chi Hsia joined MFA in 1994. She was director in-charge of the International Economics Directorate and WTO matters from 2008 to 2009. From August 2010 to this month, she was director-general of the Americas Directorate.

This article was first published on July 30, 2014.
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