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Don't go it alone

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Cheong Wa Dae should not monopolize decision-making

A quarrel between Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and National Security Office (NSO) deputy director Kim Hyun-chong reveals the discord not only between them, but also between her ministry and the presidential office. This explains why we should not underestimate this problem.

The quarrel was made public when Kang attended a committee session at the National Assembly, Monday. Asked about whether there was a spat with Kim, the top diplomat did not deny it. Actually the verbal clash between them took place during President Moon Jae-in's visit to Central Asia in April.

Kim reportedly reprimanded a foreign ministry employee in Kang's presence for some typos and grammar errors in a report they had written. Instantly Kang told Kim not to yell at the official,........

© The Korea Times