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Moon Appoints New Foreign Minister

President Moon Jae-in has appointed his new foreign minister later Sunday despite objection from opposition parties.

An official at the presidential office said that a ceremony for the appointment of Kang Kyung-wha as the new top diplomat will be held at 2 p.m. at Cheong Wa Dae.

The appointment comes after the parliamentary hearing committee failed to adopt a report on the results of its confirmation hearing for Kang, held June 7.

President Moon asked the committee to issue the report by Saturday, but was rejected.

Parliamentary approval is not required for the appointment of a foreign minister and the president can make the appointment on his authority when a report is not adopted even after making a request.

Source: KBS World Radio

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