The presidential office on Friday announced a reshuffle of key diplomatic and security posts.
President Moon Jae-in has tapped former lawmaker Park Jie-won as the head of the National Intelligence Service.
For unification minister, Moon as picked Lee In-young, four-term lawmaker with the ruling Democratic Party.
Park and Lee will have to be confirmed, through hearings, by the National Assembly.
President Moon named Suh Hoon, the outgoing NIS chief, as National Security Advisor.
Chung Eui-yong, the outgoing national security advisor, and Im Jong-seok, former presidential chief of staff, have been tapped as special advisers for diplomatic and security affairs.
The shakeup comes amid a prolonged stalemate in inter-Korean relations.