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ICAO Secretariat:
The International Cooperation Office of the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation (NACF) of Korea hosts the ICAO Secretariat. It has done so since 1998. The NACF is the apex organization for agricultural cooperatives in Korea and a long-standing member of the ICA.

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Secretary General, HJ Park
Secretary General:

HJ Park began his career with the NACF Banking Department in 1989 and since then has forayed into a wide variety of endeavors from agricultural production and distribution to international cooperation. Mr. Park has spent his career promoting traditional farming village culture and the value of agriculture by engaging in outreach programs to rural communities. At one point, he was responsible for the import of foreign farmers from Cambodia, Mongolia, China, and many other countries for the purpose of obtaining farming management skills then returning to their home countries to disseminate their newfound knowledge. More recently, Mr. Park spent several years in the NACF USA Representative Office and was responsible for overseeing agricultural trade from Korea to the US.

Mr. Park is passionate about improving the livelihood of rural farmers and raising the mean annual income per farming household. He believes that there is much value to be gained from the global sharing of experience and expertise in order to achieve this goal for the betterment of farmers internationally.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Email: nacfico@nonghyup.com Phone: +82-2-2080-6120
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Deputy Secretary General, Kim Ki-hoon
Deputy Secretary:

Working at NACF for more than twenty years, Mr. Kim has dreamed of building a better life for farmers and developing rural communities domestically and overseas. He believes that the cooperative should be an alternative economic model in the age of uncertainty and inequality. He strongly feels that cooperation among people is the most precious value that enables cooperatives to exist.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Email: koolhandy@nonghyup.com Phone: +82-2-2080-6121
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Communications Officer, Ko Eun Lee
Communications Officer:

Earning a bachelor's degree in International Studies at Kyunghee University, Korea, and a Master's degree in Korean-English Interpretation and Translation at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea, Ms. Lee comes to the secretariat with great interest in global issues. With her background of living abroad in European countries, she hopes to act as a bridge as a communications officer between the ICAO and global cooperatives.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Email: icaocommunications@gmail.com Phone: +82-2-2080-6125