Lee Jae-joung

Lee Jae-joung (born March 1, 1944) is the Unification Minister of South Korea. As head of the Ministry of Unification, Lee is tasked with working toward the reunification of Korea.

Lee Jae-joung
Revised RomanizationI Jaejeong
McCune–ReischauerRi Chaejŏng

Lee assumed the position of Minister for Unification, taking over from Lee Jeong-suk (now a Senior Fellow at the Sejong Institute and Member of the Presidential Advisory Group on the Inter-Korean Summit) in December 2006. The appointment made him the 33rd Minister for Unification, and in the intense prelude to the second inter-Korean Leader's Summit of 2–4 October 2007, the appointment also made him a regular figure in the Korean-language media.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lee Jong-seok
Unification Minister of South Korea
Succeeded by
Kim Ha-joong
Party political offices
Preceded by
Leader of People's Participation Party
Succeeded by
Rhyu Si-min