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Resignation of Park Jin-Won Was Accepted

Posted November. 09, 2001 09:36,   


President Kim Dae-Jung accepted the resignation of Senior Secretary to the President Park Ji-Won yesterday.

Chief Secretary to the President Lee Sang-Ju said, ``Senior Secretary Park expressed his intention to resign from the office, taking responsibility for the recent incidents, and the President accepted it after careful consideration.``

As Senior Secretary Park, one of the closest aide to the President, resigned, the power structure in the ruling party and Cheong Wa Dae is like to be stirred. Senior Secretary Park has aided the President as spokesperson of Cheong Wa Dae and Minister of Culture and Tourism since the launch of the DJ administration.

However, former Supreme Council member Kwon Rho-Gap, who was also pointed as a target of the reformation by the reformist lawmakers of NMDP, will hold a press conference as scheduled to refute the accusations of the reformists.