President Yoon Suk Yeol has dismissed former Rep. Na Kyung-won from the posts of vice chair of the Presidential Committee on Ageing Society and Population Policy and Climate and Environment Ambassador.
Presidential spokesperson Kim Eun-hye announced the dismissal in a press briefing on Friday afternoon.
The spokesperson said that Kim Young-mi, a standing committee member of the presidential committee will replace Na to lead the organization, and Professor Cho Heung-seek at the Law School of Seoul National University was nominated for the new climate ambassador.
Na's dismissal comes after the four-term lawmaker of the ruling People Power Party (PPP) offered to resign earlier this week and submitted her resignation on Friday following a policy row with the presidential office amid speculations that she may run for PPP leadership. [KBSWorld]