Top security aide for S.Korea's Yoon offers to resign

  • World
  • Wednesday, 29 Mar 2023

FILE PHOTO: Kim Sung-han, a professor at Korea University, who leads the foreign policy and security team advising opposition presidential frontrunner Yoon Suk-yeol, attends an interview with Reuters, in Seoul, South Korea, February 22, 2022. REUTERS/Hyonhee Shin/File Photo

SEOUL (Reuters) -A top security adviser for South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said on Wednesday he had offered to step down.

His resignation comes ahead of Yoon's summit with U.S. President Joe Biden next month.

Media reports said earlier National Security Adviser Kim Sung-han could be replaced over planning issues related to Yoon's visit to Washington.

Kim said he had wanted to return to academia after laying the groundwork to restore the country's alliance with the U.S. and improve its relations with Japan, according to a message released by Yoon's office.

He added that Yoon's upcoming trip to the United States was being well prepared so his successor could take over smoothly.

Yoon nominated Cho Tae-yong, ambassador to the United States, as Kim's successor, Yonhap news agency reported following the announcement.

(Reporting by Soo-hyang Choi, Ju-min Park and Jihoon Lee; Editing by Louise Heavens, Raissa Kasolowsky and Tomasz Janowski)

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In World

"Chinese Bridge" language proficiency competition concludes in Israel
Lebanese trucks allowed to cross Iraq to reach Gulf region: minister
U.S. school shootings on rise, 46 in 2022: Washington Post
Israel to create "world's largest" scanned database to predict pregnancy complications
Chinese Bridge competition ignites craze for Chinese language in Ghana
Weekly storage of natural gas in U.S. increases: EIA
For Russians near Ukraine border, conflict feels very close to home
Zimbabwe's parliament urges accountability in gold mining industry
Namibia to restrict export of unprocessed essential minerals
Tanzania, Burundi agree to step up protection of Lake Tanganyika resources

Others Also Read