Parliament adopts confirmation hearing report for science minister nominee

SEOUL-- The National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a confirmation hearing report on science minister-nominee Lee Jong-ho.

The parliamentary committee on science, ICT, broadcasting and communications approved his nomination after a hearing earlier in the day.

Lee, a semiconductor expert and chief of Seoul National University's semiconductor research institute, was tapped as President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's science minister nominee last month.

The incoming administration is set to officially launch on May 10.

Source: Yonhap News Agency