SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — President Yoon Suk Yeol has created a new presidential office for policy to improve coordination with the Cabinet and the ruling party and push policies to help people’s livelihoods, his office said Thursday.
The new policy office will be headed by Lee Kwan-sup, who has until now served as the senior presidential secretary for policy planning, and oversee the offices of the senior secretary for economic affairs and the senior secretary for social policy, Kim Eun-hye, the senior secretary for public relations, said in a press briefing.
“The creation of the policy office is aimed at strengthening the role of coordinating consultations with the Cabinet and the party to accelerate the implementation of policies and more thoroughly check economic policies so that we can look after people’s livelihood matters,” Kim said.
The five offices currently under the senior secretary for policy planning — each handling national planning, national agenda, policy coordination, government information, and speech and communication — will be transferred to the new policy office.
Yoon is also expected to create the position of senior secretary for science and technology in the coming weeks. Once established, that office will also be placed under Lee, Kim said.