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President Park seeking ways to overcome Korea's economic and security crisis Updated: 2016-01-18 04:02:44 KST


President Park Geun-hye has turned her attention to the economic and security issues facing the country and is expected to emphasize these in an ongoing series of policy briefings from the members of her cabinet that began last Thursday and end later this month.

On the economic front, the president is expected to press for action on her reform drive in four key sectors of the economy, the labor market, public sector, education and finance.
She has been calling on lawmakers to pass a series of pending economy-related bills and is expected to do so again this week.
She says the reforms will help the government tackle the current economic uncertainties, in part through job creation initiatives.

President Park is also expected to ask her cabinet to seek ways to strengthen domestic security in the wake of North Korea's fourth nuclear test, while also fine-tuning the South's response to the provocation.
She has been calling for stronger, more comprehensive sanctions against the regime,
and in particular is urging the North's longtime ally China to play its part in pressing the regime to give up its nuclear ambitions.
The presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae earlier expressed that it is preparing for any potential provocations from the North, including cyber-terrorism.
Shin Se-min, Arirang News.
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