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Parliament adopts reports on minister nominees

All News 14:42 June 15, 2017

(ATTN: COMBINES with article slugged minister nominee-hearing report)

SEOUL, June 15 (Yonhap) -- The National Assembly on Thursday adopted reports on the results of confirmation hearings for President Moon Jae-in's picks for the interior and oceans ministers, clearing the way for their official appointments.

The adoption of the report is a key part of the parliamentary confirmation process before the president formally appoints them.

On Wednesday, the parliamentary committees held separate hearings for Interior Minister-designate Kim Boo-kyum and Oceans and Fisheries Minister-nominee Kim Young-choon, with lawmakers focusing on their professional and ethical qualifications.

The legislature has so far issued hearing reports for five of Moon's top government designates, including the two.

This combined photo, taken on June 14, 2017, shows Interior Minister-designate Kim Boo-kyum (L); Oceans and Fisheries Minister-nominee Kim Young-choon (C); and Culture Minister-nominee Do Jong-hwan attending a parliamentary confirmation hearings at the National Assembly in Seoul. (Yonhap)

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