On the 21st, the presidential office announced a reorganization plan, including the appointment of a new chief policy planning and public relations chief. This is the first reorganization of the presidential office in 104 days after Yoon Seok-yeol took office.
The presidential office announced that it had expanded the current two-office five-seat system to two-six chiefs by establishing a new chief policy planning officer at the presidential office in Yongsan, Seoul on the afternoon of the same day. In addition, Kim Eun-hye, a former member of the People’s Power, was announced as the new public relations chief. The existing Policy Coordination and Planning Office was renamed the Future Strategic Planning Office and adjusted its work to focus on hosting the 2030 Busan World Expo (Expo). The Secretary for Future Strategy under the Office of Policy Coordination and Planning will be renamed as Secretary for Future Policy.
Kim Eun-hye, the new chief of public relations, said, “It is true that there are not many fears.
“I don’t think journalists’ evaluation of the government is any different from the people’s voices about the government,” he added.
Choi Young-beom, the first chief public relations officer, will be appointed as the presidential special adviser on foreign cooperation.
Lee Kwan-seop, former full-time vice president of the Korea International Trade Association, was appointed as the chief secretary of the newly established Senior Office for Policy Planning.
Chief Lee said, “I am lacking in various ways, but my heart is heavy and complicated as I take on a major responsibility in difficult times.” .
He continued, “I plan to do my best to become a government that respects fairness and common sense and can achieve national unity. We will take care of the policies.”
Former defense secretary Lim Jong-deuk was appointed as the second deputy director, Shin In-ho, who resigned due to health reasons.
Lim, the second deputy director, said, “I have a heavy responsibility to assume the role of the second deputy chief of the security office in a situation where national security is critical, both internally and externally.”
Meanwhile, the president’s office explains that although the current two-office and five-head system has been expanded to two-office and six chiefs, there is no additional manpower reinforcement.
President Kim Dae-ki explained, “The secretary for state affairs (under the chief of staff) goes under the chief of policy planning, the secretary for planning and the secretary for speech recording under the policy planning coordinator.” This means that the work will be adjusted by redeploying existing personnel.
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