President Park looks to carry on with running of state affairsUpdated: 2014-07-15 06:43:56 KST
During a meeting with her senior secretaries Monday, President Park announced she would be launching on Tuesday her long-delayed committee to prepare for inter-Korean reunification.
"With the committee's launch, I plan to start discussing ways to boost public interest and open an era of reunification."
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The joint government-civilian committee, headed by the president herself, was scheduled to be launched in April, in line with President Park's so-called "reunification bonanza" drive that was introduced earlier this year.
The announcement, however, was delayed following the deadly ferry accident the same month.
On the subject of another of her key state goals, economic revitalization, the president had directions for her new Cabinet, set to launch this week.
President Park specifically asked the new economic team to swiftly announce the government's policy direction for the second half of the year, and push forward with her three-year innovation plan, including her deregulation efforts.
Lastly, the president asked for a check on progress made in her drive for a creative economy.
President Park also urged the National Assembly to cooperate in passing a series of pending bills aimed at revitalizing the economy.
On top of her state goals, the president now has the additional task of reforming the government and the public sector in the aftermath of the ferry tragedy.
At Monday's ruling party convention, she pledged to do just that to ensure the nation's happiness and safety.
Choi You-sun, Arirang News.
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