Interview with Kang Kyung-wha: What is it like being South Korea's first woman foreign minister?

South Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha at an interview with The Straits Times on Aug 1, 2018.
South Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha at an interview with The Straits Times on Aug 1, 2018.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Being South Korea's first female foreign minister brings with it a lot of expectations and a lot more responsibility in meeting those expectations, says Dr Kang Kyung-wha.

"I think that brings a lot of expectations. So I have a great deal of public support inspired by this leadership position that a woman has taken on, but that also means a lot more responsibility in meeting those expectations," she told The Straits Times in an interview on Wednesday (Aug 1).

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