MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, 234 lawmakers of the 300-seat parliament voted in favor Park's impeachment over the ongoing political and scandal.
“It is necessary to maintain sanctions against North Korea,” Hwang told Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se in a phone call as cited by the agency.
Meanwhile, it would take the Constitutional Court up to 180 days to decide on the impeachment motion. Hwang will assume interim presidential powers while the Constitutional Court deliberates.
Park has come under fire over allegedly violating the Constitution by letting her confidante Choi Soon-sil exert influence on state affairs and have unlawful benefits.