Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon attended the State Council for the first time as a member of the opposition party after the Moon Jae-in administration.

Mayor Oh, who spoke greetings with President Moon, waged a nervous war with the State Council over the publicly available apartment prices and quarantine measures.

Reporter Lee Ho-gun reports.


A state council meeting held at the same time at the Blue House and government buildings in Seoul and Sejong.

The beginning was harmonious.

President Moon Jae-in, who presided over the meeting, gave Mayor Oh Se-hoon the right to speak before other ministers, saying, "Welcome, congratulations on the election."

Mayor Oh, who expressed his feelings, soon made his own voice on the pending issues.

He said the public housing price for apartment houses rose too rapidly, and asked for local governments to participate in the process of determining the public housing price.

In response, the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Byeon Chang-heum asked for trust, saying, "The public announcement price is calculated according to the law," and Deputy Prime Minister Hong Nam-ki also said, "Many of the issues raised by local governments are based on false facts.

There were also disagreements about the introduction of a self-diagnosis kit that Mayor Oh introduced as a Seoul-style quarantine countermeasure.

Minister of Welfare and Welfare Kwon Deok-cheol said, “It is necessary to consult with experts on whether it is possible to use the kit for one-time visits like entertainment facilities and restaurants.” Shown.

Mayor Oh said that in the future, it would be a rule to attend the State Council if possible.

[Sehun Oh/ Mayor of Seoul: The atmosphere wasn't awkward. I thought it was an opportunity for communication and said that I will do my best to convey the public sentiment at the future state council meeting.]

President Moon

is said to have requested that

each ministry and the city of Seoul communicate with each other in the future.

(Video coverage: Jeong Seong-hwa, Hwang In-seok, Hong Jong-soo, Video editing: Park Jin-hoon)