South Korean President Moon Jae-in appoints Kim Boo-kyum as new Prime Minister

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has appointed a new Prime Minister, Kim Boo-kyum

IANSUpdated: Friday, May 14, 2021, 05:14 PM IST
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South Koreas new Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum speaks to reporters as he arrives at the government complex in Seoul | AFP

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday appointed a new Prime Minister and four other ministers after a cabinet reshuffle last month for the final year of his five-year term.

Moon conferred the certificate of appointment on Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum, a former four-term lawmaker who served as the Interior Minister in the first cabinet of the Moon government, according to the presidential Blue House.

During a ceremony held in the presidential complex, Moon also presented the certificates to Minister of Science and ICT Lim Hye-sook, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Moon Sung-wook, Minister of Employment and Labor An Kyung-duk and Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport Noh Hyeong-ouk, reports Xinhua news agency. They were nominated for the posts after the ruling Democratic Party's rout in mayoral by-elections for the capital Seoul and the second biggest city of Busan in April.

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