Singapore appoints top diplomats to India, UN

Published: 22nd July 2013 08:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2013 08:54 AM   |  A+A-


Singapore has appointed Karen Tan as permanent representative to the UN headquarters in New York, and Lim Thuan Kuan as its new high commissioner to India, the ministry of foreign affairs said.

Tan Hung Seng was appointed permanent representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Jakarta, and Kevin Cheok will be the new ambassador to Cambodia, Xinhua reported.

Lim joined the ministry of foreign affairs in August 1984, where he covered several portfolios including Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, the US, Public Affairs and Regional Policy before taking charge of the South Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America Directorate, the Southeast Asia Directorate and the ASEAN Directorate.

He will assume his new post as high commissioner to India Aug 12.

Karen Tan was Singapore's high commissioner to India from February 2011 to June 2013. Concurrently, she was ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal from May 2011 to June 2013.

She joined the foreign service in 1985, and had served in the missions in Paris and the UN, before her roles as ambassador to Laos from 2004 to 2007 and as permanent representative to the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization from 2007 to 2010.

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