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Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 16:45
Yoon nominates new defense, culture, gender ministers
By Xinhua
Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 16:45 By Xinhua

South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol attends 18th East Asia Summit as part of the 43rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Jakarta on Sept 7, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP)

SEOUL — South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Wednesday nominated new defense, culture and gender ministers, according to the presidential office.

Shin Won-sik, a lawmaker of the ruling People Power Party and former three-star army general, was picked to replace incumbent Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup.

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Yoo In-chon, a special presidential adviser on culture and sports, was nominated as the new minister of culture, sports and tourism.

Kim Haeng, a former interim leadership member of the People Power Party, was tapped for the new gender equality and family minister.

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The three nominees are subject to parliamentary confirmation hearings.

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