|Do Jong-hwan (Yonhap)|
A National Assembly committee on Thursday approved President Moon Jae-in's nomination of Do Jong-hwan as culture minister, paving the way for him to become the sixth Cabinet member of the new administration.
The adoption of a report on the outcome of a confirmation hearing for Culture Minister-nominee Do is a crucial procedure before President Moon Jae-in officially appoints him.
Do, a poet-turned-politician, has voiced hopes for resuming inter-Korean exchanges among cultural and sports figures to help improve relations with North Korea. (Yonhap)