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.
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.