August 14, 2022

Former vice foreign minister tapped to lead Seoul’s National Security Office

Kim Sung-han, long-time confidant of Yoon Suk-yeol, stresses ‘principled’ North Korea policy in nomination briefing

South Korea’s next National Security Office (NSO) chief will be former vice foreign minister and academic Kim Sung-han, Yoon Suk-yeol’s camp announced over the weekend. 

The NSO is the South Korean presidential office’s equivalent to the U.S. National Security Council, and Kim will be in a position to advise Yoon Suk-yeol on North Korea and other matters of state security.