At the nation's top office
President Park Geun-hye has asked her aides to make sure the delayed appointment of a new prime minister has no effect on state affairs.
At a meeting of her senior secretaries Monday, President Park said her push for sweeping reforms in the public sector can only be achieved when politicians and high-ranking officials lead the way.
Introducing her new security advisor Kim Kwan-jin, the Korean leader then asked him to focus on establishing a security posture and preparing for North Korean provocations.
On government restructuring, the president said the duties of the National Emergency Management Agency and current security ministry will be transferred to the soon-to-be-established safety ministry, which will handle both man-made and natural disasters.