Le Nguyen Minh Phuong, a radio host at KBS World Radio, was recognized at the Seoul Honorary Citizenship Ceremony on November 13. She is the first Vietnamese to be given the title.

Phuong said she was honored and proud to become an honorary citizen of Seoul because it means her contributions have been recognized. She hoped her work would continue to enhance Vietnam – RoK relations and promote the image of both countries domestically and internationally.

At the event

Phuong is a PhD Candidate at Seoul’s Yonsei University and a MC and interpreter of Korean – Vietnamese – English.

Director of Seoul’s planning department Choi Won-Seok congratulated Vietnam for this honor, saying he expects the two countries’ ties will continue to thrive.

The selection of honorary citizens for Seoul began in 1958 to honor foreigners who have contributed to the betterment of the city and community activities. Eligible candidates must have lived in the city for three consecutive years, or if in the case of discontinued habitation, they must have lived a total of five years in the city.

Honorary citizens are given seats in the advisory committee for making policies for Seoul.

Source: VNA