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Senior security advisor to president resigns

All Headlines 16:02 June 05, 2017

SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- Kim Ki-jung, an advisor and vice chief of the National Security Office, has resigned over personal issues that included poor health, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Monday.

Kim's resignation came less than two weeks after he was appointed on May 24.

"He is currently in the hospital," Yoon Young-chan, President Moon Jae-in's chief press secretary, told reporters.

The political science professor from Seoul's Yonsei University had been in charge of preparing for Moon's upcoming summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Yoon noted reasons for Kim's resignation included rumors over his misconduct while working as a professor. He did not elaborate.

bdk@yna.co.kr
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