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Friday, July 03, 2020, 23:08
S. Korea's Moon names new top security, unification officials
By Xinhua
Friday, July 03, 2020, 23:08 By Xinhua

President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in speaks during a joint press conference after the trilateral leaders' meeting between China, ROK and Japan in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province, on Dec 24, 2019. (WANG ZHAO / POOL PHOTO VIA AP)

SEOUL - South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday named his new national security adviser, state intelligence agency chief and unification minister, according to the presidential Blue House.

Lee In-young, four-term lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party, was named as unification minister, the country's top policymaker in charge of inter-Korean affairs

Suh Hoon, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) chief, will replace Chung Eui-yong as top national security adviser for President Moon, the Blue House said.

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Park Jie-won, a former lawmaker of the Party for People's Livelihoods who had served as chief of staff for late President Kim Dae-jung, was named as new NIS chief to replace Suh, it said.

Lee In-young, four-term lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party, was named as unification minister, the country's top policymaker in charge of inter-Korean affairs, it added.

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The Blue House said Chung, the outgoing top national security adviser, and Im Jong-seok, former chief of staff for President Moon, were nominated as special presidential advisers for diplomatic and security affairs.

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