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Press Briefings

Regular Briefing by Spokesperson Lee Sang Min


Date: Monday, January 20, 2019
Time: 10:30-10:35 A.M.

1. Minister's Schedules

Minister Kim Yeon Chul will attend the cabinet meeting tomorrow(1.21) at 10 A.M.

On Saturday(1.25), Minister Kim will deliver words of consolation at a joint ancestral rite held at Imjingak along with separated families at 11:20 A.M.

2. Vice Minister's Schedules

Vice Minister Suh Ho will visit a separated family member and an abduction victim family to offer words of consolation today(1.20) at 3 P.M.

On Thursday(1.23), Vice Minister Suh will attend the vice-ministers’ conference at 10:30 A.M.

3. Q&A (Partial)

Q. There have been media reports on the replacement of North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong Ho. Is there anything the Unification Ministry is aware of regarding this?

A. The Ministry is closely looking into the replacement of North Korea’s foreign minister. We are also keeping an eye on chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country(CPRC) Ri Son Gwon’s position.
Q. Will the Ministry wait for the North’s notification regarding the reshuffle, or does it have any plans to confirm the replacement of its CPRC counterpart?

A. As the North is yet to officially confirm the appointment or replacement of a new foreign minister, the Ministry will maintain keeping a close eye on the situation.