This page contains our Minister and Vice Minister’s brief biography as well as our Minister’s welcome message to you.
Ryoo Kihl-jaeMinister of Unification
Welcome to the Ministry of Unification website! Unification on the Korean peninsula is a long-cherished desire common to all Korean people. Only when national unification is attained can the two Koreas break free from the shackles of modern history that bind us to this very day, and look forward to more breakthrough moments that will shape the course of our history, let alone the world. By establishing sustainable peace on the Korean peninsula, the Ministry of Unification seeks to build a solid foundation for a unification era that ensures everyone’s happiness. The ministry means to take a step-by-step approach to address the issues we face, while delivering on promises and building trust between North and South Korea. The most important part of this journey will be the strength and support of the Korean people and the world at large. It won’t be long before national unification takes place, once we come together in one heart to achieve a true sense of peace and a unified Korea that brings happiness for all. The website is a valuable platform through which the Ministry of Unification communicates with visitors from home and abroad. With humble heart, we will do our best to ensure that our policies reflect the constructive criticism and grow alongside the warm encouragement that you may provide. With this, I kindly ask for your continued interest and support.