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2 of 10 Diplomats Lack English Skills

September 24, 2009

Two out of every 10 diplomats have been found to possess insufficient basic communication skills in English when dealing with foreigners, a lawmaker said Wednesday.

Citing a report on diplomat language proficiency submitted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Rep. Hong Jung-wook of the governing Grand National Party (GNP) said 11 or 19.6 percent of 56 senior diplomats received grade five or lower, almost equivalent to a failing grade.

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