Antonian Professor Hong Yong-Pyo appointed Unification Minister in South Korea

Unification Minister

Antonian Professor Hong Yong-Pyo appointed Unification Minister in South Korea

25 February 2015

Antonian Professor Hong Yong-Pyo (DPhil International Relations, 1990) was appointed Unification Minister in South Korea. Hong Yong-pyo is a scholar-turned-politician and expert in diplomatic, national defense and inter-Korean affairs.

In 2013, President Park Geun-hye tapped Hong as her presidential secretary for unification affairs, a seat which he took after first entering politics by joining Park's transition team in late 2012.