What Yoon’s controversial unification minister pick means for inter-Korean ties | NK News
June 17, 2024
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What Yoon’s controversial unification minister pick means for inter-Korean ties

North Korea likely to condemn Kim Yung-ho’s appointment, as Yoon remakes what he has disparaged as DPRK ‘aid ministry’

The nomination of a professor who has called for North Korean regime change to serve as Seoul’s next unification minister has proven controversial in South Korea, drawing criticism from those who see his views as antithetical to the ministry’s remit of facilitating inter-Korean cooperation.

Despite the noise surrounding Kim Yung-ho, the lack of current inter-Korean engagement suggests that there’s little he could do as minister to change the course of ties with Pyongyang.

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