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Parliament adopts hearing report on maritime minister nominee

All News 09:57 June 15, 2017

SEOUL, June 15 (Yonhap) -- A parliamentary committee on Thursday adopted a report on the outcome of a confirmation hearing for Oceans and Fisheries Minister-nominee Kim Young-choon, clearing the way for his official appointment.

The adoption of the report is a crucial procedure before President Moon Jae-in officially appoints him.

On Wednesday, the National Assembly's agriculture, food, rural affairs, oceans and fisheries committee held the hearing for Kim with lawmakers questioning him over his professional and ethical qualifications for the job.

This photo, taken on June 14, 2017, shows Oceans and Fisheries Minister-nominee Kim Young-choon speaking during a parliamentary confirmation hearing at the National Assembly in Seoul. (Yonhap)

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