In a bid to foster unity across political divides for the attainment of peace and prosperity, President Yoon Suk Yeol of South Korea has emphasized the importance of national cohesion. During a meeting of the Presidential Committee of National Cohesion, President Yoon underscored the role of universal values such as freedom, human rights, and the rule of law in achieving cohesion. This committee, which just marked its first year of operation, was also the platform for introducing new members slated for the second year.
President Yoon’s administration has been steadfast in its commitment to enhancing welfare support for the socially vulnerable and amplifying investment in innovative science and technology. This approach has been adopted despite the implementation of austerity measures, all in a bid to broaden the scope of freedom and ensure its sustainability. This stance, Yoon believes, is the heartbeat of national unity and the driving force of South Korea’s forward progression.
President Yoon Suk Yeol Advocates for National Cohesion and Prosperity
SEOUL, Aug. 25 — President Yoon Suk Yeol of South Korea emphasized the need for national unity and prosperity, irrespective of political divides, at a recent meeting of the Presidential Committee of National Cohesion. The meeting was held to review the first-year achievements of the committee and introduce new members for its second year.
Prizing Universal Values in Governance
During the meeting at the presidential office, President Yoon highlighted the importance of universal values such as freedom, human rights, and the rule of law in governing state affairs and international relations. "These universal values are the mechanism for national cohesion and enable cohesion, and are the purpose and direction of our cohesion." Yoon stated. He further urged committee members to spread these values widely, emphasizing their crucial role in fostering unity.
Striving for Social Equality and Technological Advancement
Despite implementing cost-saving measures, President Yoon said his administration is committed to enhancing welfare support for the socially disadvantaged and increasing investment in cutting-edge science and technology. These efforts, he believes, will help expand freedom and ensure its sustainability.
United Direction Amid Divergent Paths
While acknowledging the different paths taken by conservatives and progressives, President Yoon insisted that the nation should move collectively towards a common goal. "Our direction is to enjoy a richer and higher culture and civilization while being freer, and to jointly build peaceful and prosperous relationships with all of humanity on this Earth," he said. He cautioned against being swayed by outdated struggles and ideologies.
About the Presidential Committee of National Cohesion
The Presidential Committee of National Cohesion was established in July last year, with the aim of promoting national unity across all sectors. The committee is headed by former Democratic Party leader Kim Han-gil and is comprised of government officials and 26 civilian members, including Kim.
President Yoon Suk Yeol’s emphasis on universal values, social equality, and technological advancement as key drivers for national cohesion signals a progressive approach to governance. His insistence on unity despite political differences is a call for collaboration and consensus, marking a significant step towards a prosperous and peaceful Korea.