Today (November 16) happens to be the second anniversary of my swearing-in ceremony, which was held online for the first time in the history of Seoul. I wanted to be a mayor of all Seoulites. I resolved to carry out the administrative affairs of Seoul in a transparent way. I wanted to save even a penny. More than 1.2 million people watched the online swearing-in ceremony.
At my inaugural speech, I said, “Citizens are the chief components of the city. I will be the first mayor who will change the lives of people and help them accomplish their dreams.”
I remind myself of my inaugural speech whenever I need to make an important decision as Seoul Mayor.
I offer my sincerest condolence to the families of those who lost their lives due to the helicopter crash today in Samseong-dong.