Date: Monday, August 3, 2020
Time: 10:30-10:34 A.M.
1. Minister's Schedule
Minister Lee In-young will sit down for a meeting with those
affected by the Ministry’s policies in the social and cultural sectors
today at 11:30 A.M., and attend the plenary session of the National
Assembly’s Foreign Affairs & Unification Committee at 2 P.M.
On August 4, Minister Lee will attend the cabinet meeting at 10 A.M.
2. Vice Minister’s Schedule
Vice Minister Suh Ho will attend the vice-ministers’ conference on
August 6 at 10:30 A.M., and deliver congratulatory remarks at a
seminar on inter-Korean high-speed rail construction held at the
National Assembly at 2 P.M.
Q. The Ministry explained that it will be inspecting 25
government-registered civic organizations – what was the standard for selection?
A. Based on annual performance reports submitted by civic groups,
the Ministry selected groups with insufficient reports and/or
Q. So is it wrong to say that the selection was made with a focus on
North Korean human rights groups and groups run by North Korean defectors?
A. All civic organizations registered to the Ministry will be
subject for inspection. However, as the process asks for a
considerable amount of administrative manpower, we will begin with
groups concerning North Korean human rights and settlement support for
North Korean defectors. We will expand the inspections to
organizations in other areas of interest in the future.