“We will rebuild a country where the people are the true masters”
상태바
“We will rebuild a country where the people are the true masters”
  • Kevin Lee 기자
  • 승인 2022.05.10 14:22
  • 댓글 0
이 기사를 공유합니다

Inaugural speech by President Yoon Suk-yeol

In his address for the 20th President's inauguration ceremony held at the National Assembly on May 10, President Yoon Suk-yeol said, "Based on liberal democracy and a market economy, we will rebuild a country where the people are the true masters."

He said, "I am standing here today with the calling of the times to make the country a nation that fulfills its responsibilities and roles in the international community. Thank you to all the people who have been with me on this historic occasion,”

President Yoon Suk-yeol takes the oath of office at the inauguration ceremony of the 20th President at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul on May 10.
President Yoon Suk-yeol takes the oath of office at the inauguration ceremony of the 20th President at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul on May 10.

"Based on the values ​​of freedom, human rights, fairness and solidarity, we will surely build a country where the people are the true owners, and a country that is respected by the international community," said President Yoon.

“We will eliminate the source of polarization and conflict through rapid growth through innovation in science and technology,” he said.

As for North Korea, Yoon said, "We will prepare a bold plan that will dramatically improve the North Korean economy and the lives of its people if the North transfers to substantive denuclearization."

At the inauguration ceremony, President Yoon said, "We are facing global challenges due to the pandemic crisis, supply chain reorganization, and climate change, and democracy is not functioning properly due to anti-intellectualism."

"It is very important that we share universal values ​​to solve difficulties. Value of freedom must be accurately recognized and rediscovered," he said.

“Looking back on human history, where free political rights and free markets were breathing, prosperity and abundance always blossomed. Prosperity, abundance, and economic growth are the extension of freedom.” he said.

President Yoon Suk-yeol and his wife Kim Kun-hee attend the inauguration ceremony of the 20th President held at the front yard of the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, on May 10.
President Yoon Suk-yeol and his wife Kim Kun-hee attend the inauguration ceremony of the 20th President held at the front yard of the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, on May 10.

“Freedom is a universal value, and all members of our society must be free citizens. In order for all to be free citizens, we must follow the rules of fairness and have a spirit of solidarity and philanthropy.” President Yoon said.

"If someone's freedom is violated or the conditions necessary to become a free citizen are not met, all citizens of the world should work together as free citizens to help," he said.

President Yoon said, “Korea, which is one of the world’s top 10 economic powers, should take a stance as a global leader in supporting and defending universal international norms based on the values ​​of freedom and human rights.”

“Right now, our country cannot separate domestic and international issues. When we take the lead in the role that the international community expects of us, we can find the right way to solve domestic problems,” he said.

It is interpreted as emphasizing the expansion of the role of the Republic of Korea in the international community.

President Yoon defined the domestic situation as a political and economic crisis, but said, "If you look back on history, our people have overcome these situations wisely and courageously by joining forces every time it happens."

He said, “Excessive polarization and social conflict not only threaten freedom and democracy, but are holding back social development. We will eliminate the sources of polarization and conflict so that people can find new opportunities in the process of rapid growth.”

To this end, he said, “We will achieve innovation in science and technology through cooperation and solidarity with many countries.”

On North Korea's nuclear program, Yoon said, "It threats peace in Asia and the world, but we will keep the door of dialogue open for a peaceful resolution."

“We will prepare a bold plan that will dramatically improve the North Korean economy and the lives of North Koreans if the North transfers to substantive denuclearization,” he said.

“The denuclearization of North Korea will not only bring sustainable peace on the Korean Peninsula, but will also greatly contribute to peace and transformation in Asia and around the world,” he stressed.


댓글삭제
삭제한 댓글은 다시 복구할 수 없습니다.
그래도 삭제하시겠습니까?
댓글 0
댓글쓰기
계정을 선택하시면 로그인·계정인증을 통해
댓글을 남기실 수 있습니다.
주요기사