April 14, 2024

Yoon faults unification ministry for acting like ‘North Korea aid’ agency

South Korean president says ministry should seek unification based on ‘liberal democratic order,’ calling for overhaul

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has criticized the unification ministry for acting like a “North Korea aid ministry,” pledging to overhaul its role after appointing a DPRK hardliner to lead it.

Yoon made the remarks to his new nominee for unification minister Kim Yung-ho, whose selection last week has come in for sharp criticism from the opposition party due to Kim’s past remarks about overthrowing the DPRK regime and abolishing some inter-Korean agreements.

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