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Financial official tapped as Moon's economic policy secretary

All News 11:48 May 07, 2020

SEOUL, May 7 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in has picked a veteran finance ministry official as his new secretary for economic policy, Cheong Wa Dae said Thursday.

Moon nominated Lee Eog-weon, director general of the economic policy bureau at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, to assume the Cheong Wa Dae post, according to presidential spokesman Kang Min-seok.

Lee worked as chairman of the World Trade Organization's working party on domestic regulation from 2015-2016, when he was a minister-counselor at South Korea's Permanent Mission in Geneva.

He studied economics at Seoul National University and earned an economics Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. He joined the ministry in 1992 after passing the state exam to select senior civil servants.

This photo provided by Cheong Wa Dae shows Lee Eog-weon, named as President Moon Jae-in's secretary for economic policy. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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