President Moon Nominates Prime Minister
Anchor: President Moon Jae-in has nominated his first prime minister and spy chief. He said he is confident that South Jeolla Province Governor Lee Nak-yon will lead national unity as prime minister.
Our Kim In-kyung has more.
Report: President Moon Jae-in has nominated South Jeolla Province Governor Lee Nak-yon as prime minister.
At a media briefing at the presidential office Wednesday, Moon said he is confident that Lee will lead national unity and harmony.
President Moon promised to create a diverse government, beginning with the selection of officials from the Jeolla provinces. The Jeolla region has long been regarded as being neglected under conservative governments.
He also announced the nomination of Suh Hoon, a former official at the National Intelligence Service, as chief of the spy agency. Two-time lawmaker Im Jong-seok, who served as Moon's chief secretary during the campaign, was named as his chief of staff. Im also hails from the Jeolla region.
Joo Young-hoon, a former official at the presidential security service, was appointed to lead the service.
Moon requested a swift parliamentary confirmation of Lee and Suh.
At an inauguration ceremony held at the National Assembly earlier in the day, Moon vowed to become a president for all people. Mindful of the division and conflict displayed during the fierce presidential campaign period, he said he will share the power of the presidency.
Following the briefing, Moon went to his office and made establishing a job creation committee his first order as president.
He is expected to hold his first telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump as soon as Wednesday afternoon, reaffirming the alliance between the two nations.
Kim In-kyung, KBS World Radio News.