French Deputy Minister to Visit Land of Her Birth

      January 28, 2013 12:03

      Fleur Pellerin

      France's Korean-born deputy minister for small and medium-size businesses and digital economy will visit Korea in March for the first time since she was adopted by a French family 40 years ago.

      Born in August 1973, Fleur Pellerin was found on the streets of Seoul when she was three or four days old and sent to an orphanage. She was adopted six months later.

      Pellerin will visit on March 25-29 and attend the Asian Leadership Conference hosted by the Chosun Ilbo that starts on the 26th. She is also to tour Samsung Electronics, KT and other Korean IT companies.

      Pellerin is among 34 cabinet members appointed by French President François Hollande after he took office in May last year.

      As deputy minister for digital economy, she has vowed to study Korea's advanced high-speed Internet network and apply the lessons in France.

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