Lee Young-ae to Promote ASEAN Summit

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Actress Lee Young-ae has been named promotional ambassador for the 2014 ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit, which will take place in Busan on Dec. 11 and 12.

At an appointment ceremony held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, the ministry said Lee will serve well in promoting the significance of the summit as she is still very popular in Southeast Asia due to her hit drama "Jewel in the Palace."

Asked about her return to acting, Lee said "I am grateful that there are still many fans that are waiting for me. I want to keep acting, so I'm looking for a good project to make my return worth the wait."

Lee got married in 2009, and has devoted herself to raising her children after giving birth to twins in 2011.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 14, 2014 09:50 KST