SOUTH KOREA: Government to Release Portions of Cabinet Meetings

3 April 2003

The Seoul Yonha, a Semi-official news agency in in the Republic of Korea, reports that the Government Administration and Home Affairs Ministry will begin to make sections of the minutes of Cabinet meetings available to the public.

According to Kim Doo-kwan, the Home Affairs Minister, “We will open the minutes of Cabinet meetings to the public that do not require special security clearance by consulting with Cheong Wa Dae and taking into account the opinions of other ministers.” He added that while the ministry will maintain a degree of secrecy concerning minutes related to national security and diplomatic issues, the general trend will be to move toward giving the public more access to information on the details of Cabinet meetings.

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