November 17, 2010: Mr. Joseph Y. Yun

(Click to enlarge) Mr. Joseph Y. Yun discusses recent developments in US-Southeast Asia relations.

US-Southeast Asia Relations: The Shape of Things to Come


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(Washington, DC)  With the completion of both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama's visits to Southeast Asian countries and beyond, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Joseph Y. Yun reviewed the developments in US-Southeast Asia bilateral, regional and multilateral relations and discussed US policy going forward. Mr. Yun travelled with Secretary Clinton and Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell to Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia from the end of October into early November.

Joseph Y. Yun is the deputy assistant secretary of state for East-Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State. Mr. Yun was appointed to this position on August 10, 2010, and is responsible for relations with Southeast Asia and ASEAN affairs. He previously held the positions of Director of the Office of Maritime Southeast Asia of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State, and Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs, US Embassy in Seoul, Korea. Mr. Yun’s other overseas postings include Thailand, France, Indonesia and Hong Kong. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, and joined the Foreign Service in 1985. Prior to his career with the Foreign Service, Mr. Yun was a senior economist with Data Resources, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts. Mr. Yun holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Wales.