Moon Jae-in

Moon Jae-in,

1953–, South Korean political leader, president of South Korea (2017–). The son of North Korean refugees, Moon studied law at Kyung Hee Univ. but was expelled twice for organizing demonstrations against President Park Chung HeePark Chung Hee
, 1917–79, president (1963–79) of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). Starting (1940) his military career in the Japanese army, he joined the new South Korean army after the establishment of Korean independence at the end of World War II and rose
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. After serving in the army and passing the bar, he graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute but was denied permission to become a judge. Pursuing a career as a human rights lawyer, he opened a law practice with Roh Moo HyunRoh Moo Hyun
, 1946–2009, South Korean politician, president (2003–8) of South Korea. A self-educated lawyer who defended antigovernment activists in the early 1980s, he was elected to the national assembly in 1988 and served on the special committee investigating
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. They were leaders of the prodemocracy movement of 1987, which led to the drawing up of a new South Korean constitution. Moon served as chief secretary to Roh when he was president (2003–8) and later was a member of the national assembly (2012–16). In 2012 he lost the presidential election to Park Geun-HyePark Geun-hye
, 1952–, South Korean political leader, president of South Korea (2013–17). The daughter of South Korean dictator Park Chung Hee, she served as his acting first lady from after her mother's assassination (1974) until he was assassinated (1979).
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, but after she was removed from office (Mar., 2017) he ran again and won with 41% of the vote. As president he has worked to ease tensions and increase contacts with the North.
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President Moon Jae-in's move to offer an olive branch to Japan prompted expectations on the extension of a bilateral military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan amid an escalating power game between the neighboring countries.
Despite Pyongyang's latest show of power over the weekend, US President Donald Trump expressed support for Seoul's provision of food aid to the poverty-stricken communist nation, South Korean President Moon Jae-in's office announced earlier.
21 (BNA): South Korean President Moon Jae-in's visit to Uzbekistan may have been a success than earlier anticipated, an official from his office Cheong Wa Dae said Saturday.
Mongolia is one of the key countries in South Korea's New Northern Policy, President Moon Jae-in's diplomatic policy of improving strategic ties with Russia, Mongolia and other northern countries.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will pay a state visit to Cambodia from March 14-16 at the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced on Monday.
The UAE and South Korea are looking at cooperation in various fields such as 5G technology, information technology, security and defence, according to an official announcement by South Korean President Moon Jae-in's office.
"We expect the planned North-US summit would be a turning point in establishing a permanent peace regimen on the Korean peninsula," said Kim Eui-kyeom, South Korean President Moon Jae-in's spokesman.
Because without South Korean President Moon Jae-in's insistence, persistence and patience, the Trump-Kim summit would never have happened.
Summary: Seoul [South Korea], Sep 19 (Sputnik/ANI): North and South Korea on Wednesday signed a joint military agreement and a joint statement during South Korean President Moon Jae-in's visit to Pyongyang to heighten peace and denuclearisation talks.
Be that as it may, this is major win for diplomacy, and crucially for South Korean President Moon Jae-in's mandate for peace.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in's special envoy Chung Eui-yong said on Thursday after a one-day visit to Pyongyang and a meeting with the North Korean leader that the third intra-Korean summit will take place in the North Korean capital city Pyongyang on September 18-20.
They are the first in three years, coming after the North agreed to halt its nuclear programme, and leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean Moon Jae-in's first summit in April.