'2019 한-아세안 특별정상회의'의 경호와 안전을 책임지고 있는 '경호안전통제단' 종합상황실이 15일 신용욱 경호처 차장(왼쪽에서 5번째)을 포함한 유관기관 관계자들과 함께 현판식을 갖고 개소했다.

The Protection and Security Office for the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit is opened on Nov. 15 at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) to ensure security and safety at the event. Shin Yong-wook, vice chief of the Presidential Security Service (fifth from left) and staff from related government organizations attend the launching ceremony to unveil the office’s signboard. (Presidential Security Service)

By Jeon Han and Yoon Sojung

The Protection and Security Office for the 2019 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-ROK (Republic of Korea) Commemorative Summit was opened on Nov. 15, nine days before the event, at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO).

In collaboration with all related government organizations, this pan-governmental office will oversee comprehensive security and safety management for participating heads of states and representatives from international organizations and ensure overall safety at the upcoming multilateral gathering.

The partner organizations include the Presidential Security Service, the Korea National Police Agency, the National Fire Agency, the Ministry of National Defense, the Korea Coast Guard and the National Intelligence Service.

During the summit, security service robots and autonomous guard vehicles will offer guidance and protection to visitors around the venue in highlighting Korea’s prowess in information technology-based security and safety.

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