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President names new defense chief, four other ministers

All News 15:10 June 11, 2017

SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in on Sunday named five new ministers, including a new vice prime minister and minister for education, and a new defense minister.

Kim Sang-kon, a former school superintendent of Gyeonggi Province, has been tapped as the new education minister, who will double as a vice prime minister, according to the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae.

Song Young-moo, a retired Navy admiral, has been named the new defense minister.

Ahn Kyong-whan, a well-known scholar and professor from Seoul National University, has been tapped as the new justice minister, with Kim Eun-kyung, a former presidential secretary under the late former President Roh Moo-hyun, named to head the environment ministry.

Cho Dae-yop, a professor from Seoul's Korea University, has been nominated to lead the labor minister.


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