Exminister tapped to head unification advisory panel

SEOUL, Jeong Sehyun, tapped as the new chief of a presidential advisory panel on unification on Friday, is considered a top expert on North Korea, interKorean relations and unification issues with decades of experience in the government.

Jeong, 74, will lead the National Unification Advisory Council as its new executive vicechairperson because the council's chairperson is President Moon Jaein.

Since joining the National Unification Board which later developed into the unification ministry as a researcher in 1977, Jeong spent most of his career at the ministry until he served as the minister from 2002 to 2004.

A graduate of Seoul National University, Jeong holds a doctoral degree in international relations from the same school.

Source: Yonhap news Agency

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