Moon answers a reporter after 2 years at the Blue House
President Moon had a live talk with a reporter arranged by the Korean Broadcasting System on May the 9th on the occasion of his 2 years at the Blue House. In his opening remark, Moon said
“I would like to thank you first for choosing me as the president of South Korea through the matured way of changing the regime called ‘Candlelight Revolution’. So the Moon administration is stood on the spirit of this candlelight. As the spirit of the candlelight asks, the government has walked forward towards a fairer and righteous nation by clearing up the political influence of outsiders, the foul plays and the privilege.”
“I cannot say how much the government has fulfilled your ask so far. There have been fruits and there have been unfulfillments so there will be many improvements. In the coming years, the government will keep doing its very best to create a nation the people want.”
Moon then started to answer the questions of the reporter on various subjects and some of the notable were as follows:
“It is right for North Korea to express their opinion clearly at a dialogue if they are not satisfied on something.”
“It is agreed that a consultative group consisting of ruling party, opposition party and the government should hold meeting quarterly but it hasn’t been kept. So I hope the opposition party will show some respect to what the three parties agreed.”
“The Prosecution Service has lost many opportunities to reform itself. They need to approach the matter with humble attitude.”
Moon receives Beasley
President Moon received David Beasley, the executive director of the UN World Food Program on May the 13th at the Blue House. Beasley briefed Moon a joint food security assessment of the World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization on the current food situation in North Korea. The assessment showed a serious lack of daily food for people and Beasley showed his deep concern and asked humanitarian assistance from South Korea which Moon agreed.
Moon said that Trump had showed his support on the matter and both Moon and Beasley talked about methods of support and they agreed to closely work together regarding the matter. Moon brought up the fact that South Korea received a help from the World Food Program in the past and Koreans have never forgot about it; so South Korea would not only support food to North Korea but also to the countries in need.
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