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(LEAD) President names new vice chief of security office

All News 10:34 June 20, 2017

(ATTN: UPDATES with more information in paras 4-6; ADDS photo)

SEOUL, June 20 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday appointed a former diplomat as a new vice chief of the National Security Office.

Nam Gwan-pyo, a former ambassador to Hungary, was appointed the second vice chief of the security office.

Nam replaced Kim Ki-jung, a Yonsei University professor, who resigned only 10 days after his appointment to the post, which acts as a senior security adviser to the president, citing health issues.

Nam Gwan-pyo (Yonhap)

The president also named a new adviser for science and technology.

Rep. Mun Mi-ock of the ruling Democratic Party was appointed the new science and technology adviser.

The 48-year-old has a doctorate in physics from the country's Pohang University of Science and Technology, according to the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae.

Rep. Mun Mi-ock (Photo courtesy of Cheong Wa Dae) (Yonhap)


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