Ministry of Unification of the Republic of Korea

08/03/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/03/2020 00:30

Regular Briefing by Spokesperson Yoh Sangkey

Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Time: 10:30-10:34 A.M.

1. Minister's Schedule

Minister Lee In-young will sit down for a meeting with those affected by the Ministry's policies in the social and cultural sectors today at 11:30 A.M., and attend the plenary session of the National Assembly's Foreign Affairs & Unification Committee at 2 P.M.

On August 4, Minister Lee will attend the cabinet meeting at 10 A.M.

2. Vice Minister's Schedule

Vice Minister Suh Ho will attend the vice-ministers' conference on August 6 at 10:30 A.M., and deliver congratulatory remarks at a seminar on inter-Korean high-speed rail construction held at the National Assembly at 2 P.M.

3. Q&A

Q. The Ministry explained that it will be inspecting 25 government-registered civic organizations - what was the standard for selection?

A. Based on annual performance reports submitted by civic groups, the Ministry selected groups with insufficient reports and/or submitted material.

Q. So is it wrong to say that the selection was made with a focus on North Korean human rights groups and groups run by North Korean defectors?

A. All civic organizations registered to the Ministry will be subject for inspection. However, as the process asks for a considerable amount of administrative manpower, we will begin with groups concerning North Korean human rights and settlement support for North Korean defectors. We will expand the inspections to organizations in other areas of interest in the future.