Lee In-young Assumes Post as New Unification Minister

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    July 28, 2020 08:34

    Unification Minister Lee In-young speaks to reporters as he arrives at the government complex in Seoul on Monday. /Yonhap

    New Unification Minister Lee In-young assumed his post on Monday despite protests from the opposition.

    Lee pledged to do his utmost to make the ministry the center of inter-Korean relations based on bold changes and strategic moves.

    The former floor leader of the ruling Minjoo Party, was nominated earlier this month to replace Kim Yeon-chul who took the fall after North Korea blew up the cross-border liaison office in Kaesong.

    The National Assembly waved Lee through after a confirmation hearing last week amid a boycott from the main opposition United Future Party, which had taken issue with his refusal to explain inconsistencies about his son's exemption from mandatory military service and expensive tuition fees for studying in Switzerland.

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