Brunei diplomat named as new Asean Secretary-General

Lim Jock Hoi, a seasoned diplomat of Brunei Darussalam, will be helming the Asean Secretariat in Jakarta, following last night's announcement by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Lee confirmed Lim's appointment as the next Asean secretary-general on Tuesday evening during a speech to mark the start of Singapore's chairmanship of the 10-nation bloc in 2018. Lim, a permanent secretary at the Brunei Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry, will take on his new role in January to replace current Asean Secretary-General Le Luong Minh of Vietnam. Minh will conclude his five-year term at the end of this year. Lee expressed his gratitude to the outgoing Asean Secretary-General ...

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