South Korean Pres­i­dent

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Born: Jan. 24, 1953; Geoje, South Korea; Ro­man Catholic

Fam­ily: Wife: Kim Jung-sook, two chil­dren

Ed­u­ca­tion: Bach­e­lor of arts de­gree, Kyung Hee Univer­sity; stud­ied law at the Ju­di­cial Re­search and Train­ing In­sti­tute; served in the Repub­lic of Korea army (1975-77)

Ca­reer Highlights: Pres­i­dent of South Korea (May 2017-present); leader of the Demo­cratic Party (Fe­bru­ary 2015-Jan­uary 2016); pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, Demo­cratic United Party nom­i­nee, 2012; mem­ber, Na­tional Assem­bly (2012-2015); cam­paign man­ager and chief of staff for Pres­i­dent Roh Moo-hyun (2003-2009); hu­man rights lawyer, 1977-2003

Quote: “Pres­i­dent Trump talks about stren­u­ous pres­sure, sanc­tions and even the pos­si­bil­ity of a pre-emp­tive strike, but I be­lieve his ul­ti­mate goal is to bring North Korea back to ne­go­ti­a­tions for the nu­clear pro­gram. In that re­spect, I share the same opin­ion as Pres­i­dent Trump.”

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