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New culture minister vows to strive for cultural enrichment

All Headlines 11:46 September 05, 2016

SEJONG, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) -- Cho Yoon-sun began her first day as new culture minister Monday, paying homage to the National Cemetery in Seoul.

"I'll do my best to make the country stronger and more beautiful and the people happier through cultural enrichment," she wrote on a visitors' note at the Seoul National Cemetery in southern Seoul, accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Cultural enrichment is one of President Park Geun-hye's top agendas during her presidency, with the chief executive pushing for various policies to improve the nation's cultural infrastructure and the people's cultural welfare.

Cho attended a regular parliamentary session after visiting the cemetery.

She is scheduled to meet ministry officials in the afternoon without having a separate inauguration ceremony.

Meanwhile, her predecessor Kim Jong-deok had a farewell ceremony at the government complex in Sejong, some 120 kilometers south of Seoul, with some 300 ministry officials attending.

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