South Korea's Moon appoints top ministers and security adviser

Reuters News
Posted: May 20, 2017 10:41 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea President Moon Jae-in announced on Sunday his choices for finance minister, foreign minister, and the top security advisor role in his new government.

Moon told a media briefing that he had appointed former vice finance minister Kim Dong-yeon as deputy prime minister and finance minister, while a United Nations senior adviser on policy Kang Kyung-wha was tapped as the next foreign minister.

Moon also named Chung Eui-yong, his top foreign policy adviser during the presidential election campaign, as his national security adviser.

(Reporting by Christine Kim and Ju-min Park; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)