Lee Bujin’s ‘special request’ to Kim Gun-hee…金 “I’ll do my best”
Mrs. Kim Gun-hee, spouse of President Yoon Seok-yeol, on Wednesday agreed to serve as the honorary chairperson of the 2023-2024 Korea Visit Year. Together with Lee Boo-jin, Chairman of the Korea Visit Committee (President of Hotel Shilla), and Cha Eun-woo, Ambassador for Korea Visit, Mrs. Kim will promote the “charm of Korea” around the world.
“Korea is a truly fascinating country,” Mrs. Kim said at the launch of the K-Tourism Cooperation Group at the Korea Tourism Organization’s Seoul Center in Jung-gu, Seoul, adding, “The enthusiasm and interest in Korea should lead to more visits to Korea.”
“Experiencing Korean food, culture, art, and traditional architecture first-hand is a growing trend among people traveling to Korea,” she said, adding, “We will support K-Tourism to become a bucket list item for people around the world.”
“I will do my best to promote Korea as a destination that people from all over the world want to visit,” said Mrs. Kim, accepting the honorary chairmanship of the Korea Visitors Bureau.
Kim Gun-hee (L) takes a photo with Lee Boo-jin (R) after being inducted as the honorary chairwoman of the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) during the launch of the K-Tourism Cooperation Group at the Hiker’s Ground, a public relations center of the Korea Tourism Organization in Jung-gu, Seoul, on March 23. / Yonhap
Prior to Mrs. Kim’s acceptance of the honorary chairmanship안전놀이터, Chairman Lee Boo-jin said, “I was deeply impressed by how Mrs. Kim made great efforts to promote Korean culture whenever she traveled abroad.”
Lee asked Mrs. Kim to “be a strong supporter of the success of the Korea Visit Year and the activities of the K-Tourism Cooperation Organization.”
Mrs. Kim posed for a commemorative photo with Mr. Lee, holding a plaque and a bouquet of flowers. She also participated in a ceremony to send out invitations to invite people from around the world to visit Korea, along with Korea Visit Year Ambassador Cha Eun-woo and representatives of the volunteer group. More than 80 people attended the event, including representatives of tourism companies, tourism industry associations, and international students.