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Former South Korean President May Return Dogs Given By Kim Jong-Un

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After their 2018 Inter-Korean summit, former South Korean president Moon Jae-in stated he would give up a pair of canines given to him by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un since Yoon Suk-yeol, his successor, did not provide the necessary support. Moon Jae-in brought the white Pungsan dogs, Gomi and Songgang, to his own residence after his stint as president ended in May of this year. Despite being considered state property, the canines were permitted to be with the departing president following discussions with the presidential archives and the interior ministry.

A legislative modification to assist the move, including financial support, was to be done within a reasonable amount of time after the white pungsan dogs were permitted to accompany outgoing president Moon Jae-in. However, Yoon Suk-“unexplained yeol’s administration’s opposition” caused the process to collapse, according to Moon’s Jae-office. In’s Former President Moon’s office posted on Facebook that “the presidential office seems to be against delegating the management of the Pungsan dogs to him.”

If so, “we can be cool about it, as such an entrustment is founded on the goodwill of both sides, albeit ending it is regrettable given that they are companion animals he became close to.” Yoon’s administration has denied delaying the action, claiming that the agencies were still debating the matter and that it had no part to play. According to reports, the discussion over whether or not to give former president Moon Jae-in monthly subsidies of 2.5 million won (£1,565) is being heard in Seoul’s power corridors.

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