The three deputy heads of the National Intelligence Service, which President Moon Jae-in has deployed forward, are so-called ‘North Koreans’.
In particular, 1st Vice-President Park Seon-won was evaluated as a ‘sloppy’ in the Participatory Government and contributed to the success of the inter-Korean summit, so it is interpreted as a person to speed up the declaration of an end to the war at the end of his term of office.
Reporter Na Yeon-soo reports.
With less than six months remaining in office, President Moon Jae-in appointed Park Seon-won, the first deputy director of the National Intelligence Service, Cheon Se-young, second deputy director, and Noh Eun-chae, head of the Planning and Coordination Office.
The explanation of the Blue House is that they focused on ‘reform in stability’ in the second half of the government as so-called ‘North Korea’ and people who are bright in the internal affairs of the NIS.
In particular, Park Seon-won, who served as the president’s unification, foreign affairs and security strategy secretary in the Participatory Government, is a North Korea strategist who was evaluated as a ‘sloppy pocket’ by former Unification Minister Chung Dong-young in the past.
In 2007, an inter-Korean summit was held with the National Security Office Director Suh Hoon, who was then the third deputy director of the National Intelligence Service.
In his autobiography, President Moon also wrote that Deputy Chief Park Seon-won, who was the only working-level secretary at the time, was present at the ‘Angol Meeting’, which the then chief of staff, security chief, and director of the National Intelligence Service met every week.
Deputy Director Park also served as a special adviser on foreign affairs and security during the days of Director Suh Hoon of the National Security Office, so it is expected that he will strengthen direct communication between the Blue House and the National Intelligence Service and promote the declaration of an end to the war.
The fact that South Korea and the United States have recently entered the stage of finalizing the text of the end-of-war declaration also adds weight to the interpretation of ‘speed war’.
[최종건 / 외교부 제1차관(지난 17일) : 우리 정부도 현재 진행되고 있는 협의의 속도와 방향에 대해 만족하고 있다는 점을 다시 한 번 명확히 말씀드립니다.]
However, the Blue House maintains a cautious stance, saying that there is currently only one stepping stone to restore communication lines.
In particular, he said that he had never had the idea or goal of declaring an end to the war at the Beijing Winter Olympics next year, which was originally discussed as a momentum for the declaration of an end.
This is because North Korea is still vaguely responding to the declaration of an end to the war, and the US-China conflict remains a variable, such as the US considering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
It is difficult to believe that NIS personnel alone will speed up the discussion of the end of the war.
However, for now, it can be interpreted as a figure that clearly shows the will of the government that the declaration of an end to the war is a goal that cannot be given up.
This is YTN Na Yeon-soo.
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