≡ Ruling Party, Cheong Wa Dae To Discuss Countermeasures To Japan's Export Curbs
The ruling Democratic Party and the presidential office are meeting this afternoon at the National Assembly to discuss countermeasures to Japan's export curbs.
DP Chairman Lee Hae-chan and Floor Leader Lee In-young will take part while Presidential Chief of Staff for Policy Kim Sang-jo and National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong will join the session from Cheong Wa Dae.
The officials are expected to be briefed on the current situation and developments since Japan announced its trade restrictions earlier this month and review ways to minimize the potential damage to Korean firms.■
≡ Moon To Go Ahead With Appointment Of Prosecutor General Nominee
President Moon Jae-in is expected to approve the appointment of Prosecutor-General nominee Yoon Seok-youl after rival lawmakers failed to adopt a hearing report for him.
Moon requested parliament to submit a report on Yoon's confirmation hearing by July 15th.
The president will likely go ahead with the appointment since lawmakers did not send the report by the deadline.
Opposition parties are calling for Yoon to step down, accusing him of lying during the hearing about a possible cover-up of a bribery case involving his friend's brother.■