This is amazing! Weird to say but, the president is really lucky.
Hallyu star Lee Min Ho met with president Park Geun Hye.
Often named as the star to have ignited the new hallyu wave, Lee Min Ho attended the 3rd Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment conference on April 4 to speak on the topic of ‘Success Strategy for Hallyu Wave.’
The conference was attended by the chairman and the members of Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment, who discussed the future plans for developing content markets and Lee Min Ho, who was the only entertainer to attend the conference, shared his own experience and made suggestions on the development of hallyu culture.
One of the affiliates who planned the event said, “Hallyu wave that was triggered in Japan with drama Winter Sonata has now spread to the Greater China Region, leading external expansion. We’ve decided to invite Lee Min Ho as we judged him to be the originator of the new hallyu wave and carries both representative and symbolic traits of the entertainment industry.”
As the conference was hosted by the chief of state and was held in a location outside of the Blue House, Lee Min Ho was invited to attend in secret for security reasons.
President Park Geun Hye reportedly showed her utmost interest in the development of the cultural contents industry during the conference.
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Top Korean Celebrity, Hanryu (Korean Wave) Star Min Ho Lee Meets President Park in a Contents Culture Debate as a Celebrity Representative.
Currently, the newest star in the Korean Wave (Hanryu) is Min Ho Lee. At the Bitmaru Media Support Center in Goyang City, a debate on “Hanryu Success Strategy”was held in the 3rd Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment Conference hosted by President Park.
The discussions centered on the issue of developing and advancing the industry for national contents. Korean celebrity representative Min Ho Lee participated in the debate by offering his personal experiences as a basis for his opinions on the progressive development of Hanryu culture. Min Ho Lee was the sole celebrity invited to this honorary event. Through the consistent support and admiration that Min Ho Lee received from his fans, he was able to work in an enjoyable environment abroad, felt proud as a Korean citizen, and realized a greater responsibility that arose with such opportunities.
Min Ho Lee proposed, “There needs to be transition in a cultural environment allowing for diverse artists to be involved, thus eventually creating outstanding contents through Hanryu. The critical focus must not solely be on deriving profits, but rather on respecting each other’s cultures and working to communicate effectively.”
The head of the department planning the event stated that “Winter Sonata” and “Dae Jang Geum (A Jewel in the Palace)”instigated Hanryu Wave to pioneer industries in the Chinese market. Min Ho Lee was invited to the event due to his representative power, popularity, and for being the originator in the new Hanryu Wave. Due to the importance of the event, Min Ho Lee attended the debate hosted by President Park and the discussions progressed in top security.
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Sources: Yonhap News, Newsis, blog.president.go, kr