President-elect Chairs Transition Team Meeting
With about seven weeks until she takes office President-elect Park Geun-hye spent time with her transition team on Monday to ask them to focus on finding practical and common-sense solutions.
Our Lee Ji-yoon reports on how Park made it clear she wants to start with fixing existing problems. At the general meeting of her transition team on Monday, President-elect Park Geun-hye asked its members to diagnose the current problems in society and find solutions to avoid repeating them.
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"I believe the success of the transition team will depend on how well the team diagnoses and solves the problems. I would like to make strengthening security and boosting the economy as the new government's two main agenda items."
The president-elect also asked the committee to be especially careful not to put forth any new policies that are likely to confuse the public and instead focus on how people's lives could be improved within the existing framework.
During the committee's first meeting on Sunday, the team voted to finalize its budget and operational regulations, but decided NOT to set up an advisory committee as previous transition teams have done, in line with President-elect Park's desire for a small yet more effective group.
"If the time comes when we need advice from professionals from different fields, the team will invite the necessary professionals for an official meeting."
With less than 50 days left until Park is inaugurated, her 26-member team will now take over the key duties of the presidential office and government agencies and set the agenda for her administration on both national and foreign affairs.
It is expected that the president-elect will also focus on the personnel appointments for her incoming administration, including the prime minister.
Lee Ji-yoon, Arirang News.
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