Moon names civic activist to lead unification advisory group’s secretariat

SEOUL, President Moon Jaein has appointed a civilian expert on interKorean exchanges as new secretary general of the presidential advisory panel on unification strategy, Cheong Wa Dae said Tuesday.

The presidential office said Lee Seunghwan will lead the secretariat of the National Unification Advisory Council, a vice ministerial post, replacing Hwang Insung.

Lee has served as chairman of the SouthNorth Korea Exchanges and Cooperation Support Association, a civilian group aimed at helping foster interKorean ties.

The presidential office said that Lee is a "field expert" on civilian exchanges and cooperative projects between the two Koreas, having worked in the field for more than 20 years.

"Based on this, he's expected to buttress the main role of the National Unification Advisory Council, which is to support the establishment of policy, without a problem," Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson, Ko Minjung said.

Source: Yonhap news Agency

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