President Yoon Suk Yeol Pledges Non-Interference in South Korean Arts and Culture

Seoul: President Yoon Suk Yeol, in a recent New Year's gathering with South Korean artists and celebrities, committed to a policy of non-interference in the arts and culture industries, emphasizing his government's role in providing full support to these fields.

According to Yonhap News Agency, he reflected on the remarkable achievements of Korean culture and entertainment, including the global rise of K-pop. The president recalled a question posed to him by a reporter during his state visit to the United States in April of the previous year, inquiring about the popularity of Korean pop culture. Yoon humorously attributed this success to the government's lack of involvement, a remark that was well-received by the audience.

Yoon also acknowledged the significant role that the attendees, including some renowned veteran actors, have played in shaping his mindset and creating the infrastructure that has propelled Korean culture to its current heights. Reiterating his commitment, he assured continued government support for the arts and culture sectors while promising to abstain from any intervention or interference in their creative processes.

The gathering was attended by approximately 150 guests and government officials, including Culture Minister Yu In-chon and actor Lee Jung-jae, renowned for his role in the hit series "Squid Game."

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