President Yoon Suk Yeol says he will thoroughly review the shortcomings of his government identified by the public, while acknowledging the importance of humbly paying attention to public sentiment as reflected in his low approval rating.
At a press conference marking his 100th day in office on Wednesday, Yoon said that while he has not had a chance to determine what caused the decline, he plans to look into problems in policy implementation and communication.
When asked about his thoughts regarding public disapproval over personnel appointments, the president said he will thoroughly verify nominees in the future.
He added, however, that he did not think a staff reshuffle should be made simply to restore his approval rating, but rather aimed strictly at improving the people's livelihoods.
During the press event, Yoon also said the beginning, direction and goals of his administration concern only the well-being of the people, promising all-out efforts to respond to public calls.
The president, meanwhile, declined to comment on former ruling People Power Party leader Lee Jun-seok's recent criticisms directed towards him and his close aides.