President-elect Yoon Seok-yeol announced this morning that the Presidential Office would be relocated to the Ministry of National Defense at Samgak-ji, Yongsan-gu, Seoul between Camp Coiner and the South Post of the former United States Armed Forces compound complex.
Speaking at a press conference on March 20, Yoon said that the former Presidential Mansion of Cheong Wa Dae would be open to the general public.
Yoon said, "I am aware of worries that relocation of the Presidential office may be somewhat overly hasty, with 50 days left before the beginning of his duty as Korea’s next President."
Yoon then added: "Currently, Cheong Wa Dae is separated from the main building and the building of the secretaries, wherefore communication between the President and the staff was not very smooth.” He reminded that he has promised to properly uphold the will of the people while communicating with the people.
Then Yoon said, “After closely examining the plan to relocate the offices to Gwanghwamun government buildings after being elected, we have realized that there were many problems.”