President Moon and Minister Yoon are expected to meet this afternoon to discuss issues such as pardoning former President Lee Myung-bak

2022-05-15 0 By

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and president-elect Yoon Seok-yeol will have dinner at the Presidential blue House this afternoon to discuss the transition of government, Yonhap news agency reported.The two were supposed to meet on The 16th, but suddenly cancelled.It will be the first meeting between President Moon and Yoon in 21 months. Yoon was the prosecutor general when they last met.It is also the longest presidential transition in Korea (19 days).Both sides said the meeting would have no agenda and would be a frank dialogue.Yonhap news agency analyzed that yoon is likely to discuss the implementation of the budget for the relocation of the presidential office, the supplementary budget, and ask Moon to pardon former President Lee Myung-bak, who is also a conservative.Yoon Seok-yeol, yonhap news agency said yoon and Lee myung-bak had been “enemies.”In 2018, When he was head of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office, Yoon led an investigation into lee myung-bak’s corruption case, which led to lee’s arrest.He was appointed prosecutor-general in 2019.The moon Yoon Meeting was scheduled to be held as a luncheon on June 16, but was cancelled four hours before the luncheon.Differences over the appointment of board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) inspectors and the relocation of the presidential office are seen as the reasons for the failure of the meeting.(Original title: Moon Jae-in, Yoon Seok-yoo-geum to Discuss Amnesty for Former President Lee Myung-bak)