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Dagyum Ji was a senior NK News correspondent based in Seoul. She previously worked for Reuters TV.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a major cabinet reshuffle Friday dismissed Minister of Unification Cho Myoung-gyon, nominating the current chairman of a government-funded think tank as his replacement.
Kim Yeon-chul, the current president of the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU), was chosen for his “specialty and insight in inter-Korean economic cooperation and the North Korean nuclear issue," a presidential spokesperson said.