Park-Cabinet meeting

SEOUL, March 10 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye plans to hold her first Cabinet meeting on Monday as soon as the minimum number of ministers needed for such a meeting are given parlimantal approval, her spokeswoman said.

Park has been unable to hold a Cabinet meeting since being inaugurated on Feb. 25 due to a delay in the parliamentary confirmation process for her minister nominees.

The first meeting has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, and will be attended by the president, Prime Minister Chung Hong-won, 13 new ministers, and two vice ministers from the finance and defense ministries, presidential spokeswoman Kim Haing said at a press briefing.

Under South Korean law, a Cabinet meeting must be attended by at least 15 Cabinet members, excluding the president and the prime minister.

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