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New South Korean president: Priorities, foreign policy

CGTN, 13 May 2022
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Yoon Suk-yeol took his oath on Tuesday as the new president of the Republic of Korea (ROK) in an inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul. A conservative, Yoon won by a razor-thin margin in March. The election took place amid soaring COVID-19 cases in the ROK and tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Yoon has vowed to work to resume stalled denuclearization talks in cooperation with the United States. Taking a hard line on national security, he has also pledged to strengthen the comprehensive strategic alliance between Seoul and Washington and deploy more units of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea. Taking power at a turbulent time, what path is he likely to take? What are his priorities?

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