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.
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Summary: Seoul [South Korea], Mar 15 (ANI): South Korean President Moon Jae-in will make his first official visit to Hanoi next week, a statement released by his presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on Thursday read.
Hearing the intention of President Moon Jae-in for a summit from the special envoy of the South side, he exchanged views and made a satisfactory agreement," KCNA said.
President Jae-in of He made the remarks during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is eager to engage the North after one of the most hostile periods in recent years on the Korean Peninsula.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, US Vice President Mike Pence, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier attend the opening ceremony.
Diplomatic relations between Turkmenistan and South Korea have been systematically developing since their establishment in 1992, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a letter to his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
South Korea's president Moon Jae-in has called for closer economic and political ties with Beijing, said Korea Herald, quoted by Focus.
President Moon Jae-in had talks with global investors and business leaders in New York
TOKYO, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered his country's military Tuesday to display its capabilities that can overwhelm North Korea should the communist state decide to attack, Yonhap News Agency reported.
by ONA In his cable, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos expressed his sincere congratulations along with his best wishes of good health and happiness to President Moon Jae-in and the friendly Korean people further progress.
However, following the election of Moon Jae-in as head of state, this fan culture would extend to politics, particularly to one of the new president's bodyguards.
along with his best wishes of success to President Moon Jae-in to
TAP) - South Korea's new President Moon Jae-in has been sworn in on Wednesday, vowing to address the economy and relations with the North in his first speech as president.