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Moon revs up push to get extra budget for job creation

All Headlines 11:41 June 01, 2017

SEOUL, June 1 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in on Thursday ratcheted up his push to secure a 10 trillion-won (US$8.9 billion) extra budget for job creation, saying he would visit parliament at an "appropriate time" to gain its backing.

During a regular meeting with his senior secretaries, Moon also directed the government to accelerate the process of submitting a bill for the supplementary budget to the National Assembly in order to deliver on his key election pledge of creating 810,000 jobs in the public sector.

"After the bill is submitted to parliament, I will visit the Assembly and explain (my position) to lawmakers in the form of a parliamentary speech," Moon said.

President Moon Jae-in speaks during a meeting with his senior secretaries at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul on June 1, 2017. (Yonhap)

"I call on you to submit the bill for the budget to create jobs as quickly as possible ... and we have to strive hard to seek parliamentary cooperation," he added.

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