First Vietnamese named honorary Seoul citizen

(VOVWORLD) - Le Nguyen Minh Phuong became the first Vietnamese citizen to be designated an honorary Seoul citizen. Phuong and 17 other foreigners were honored at a ceremony on Wednesday in Seoul. 

First Vietnamese named honorary Seoul citizen - ảnh 1Le Nguyen Minh Phuong is designated an honorary Seoul citizen on November 14, 2019 (Photo: VNA)

The city government has offered honorary citizenship to non-Koreans who have demonstrated their dedication to Seoul each year since 1958.

Phuong has been working as a translator and interpreter for high-level delegations from Vietnam, as a teacher of Vietnamese and Korean, and as a host of the KBS World Radio and VTV channel.