President-elect Park nominates Yun Byung-se as foreign minister

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : April 26, 2013, 09:53 | Updated : April 26, 2013, 09:53
President-elect Park Geun-hye on Feb. 13 nominated her long-time foreign policy brain Yun Byung-se as foreign minister, a top transition committee official said.

Yun, 60, a former career diplomat, served as senior presidential secretary for unification, foreign affairs and security policy during the 2003-2008 Roh Moo-hyun administration.

Kim Byung-kwan, 65, a retired Army general who worked as deputy commander of the ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command, was named defense minister, Chin Young, vice chairman of the transition committee, told reporters at the transition team's office in Seoul.

Other nominees included:

- Seo Nam-soo, 61, president of Uiduk University in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, as education minister.

- Hwang Kyo-ahn, 56, a former senior prosecutor, as justice minister.

- Yoo Jeong-bok, 56, a three-term lawmaker of the ruling Saenuri Party, as minister of security and public administration.

- Yoo Jin-ryong, 57, a former vice culture minister, as culture minister.

Park is set to take office on Feb. 25.
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