BTS appointed as presidential special envoy

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22 Jul – K-pop superstar group BTS has recently been appointed Korea's special envoy by president Moon Jae-In.

As reported on IMBC, the Blue House announced the good news on 21 July, stating that the septet is now the country's Special Presidential Envoy for Future Generations and Culture.

"BTS will attend major international conferences such as the UN General Assembly in September as a special presidential envoy to deliver messages of comfort and hope to young people around the world, and carry out various activities to promote international cooperation," said spokesperson Park Kyung-Mi.

"The purpose of this appointment as a special envoy is to broaden the horizons of diplomacy and lead global issues through collaboration with private experts around the world. The message of comfort and co-existence and harmony contained in BTS' songs is also in line with the Republic of Korea's will to overcome the COVID-19 crisis through solidarity and cooperation."

BTS previously attended a meeting focused on youth issues at the United Nations in New York in 2018
BTS previously attended a meeting focused on youth issues at the United Nations in New York in 2018

BTS will be attending various international conferences in the coming months, including the 75th United Nations General Assembly in New York in September.

On the other hand, BTS' new hit song, "Permission to Dance" has recently replaced their previous song, "Butter" as the number one song on the US Billboard Singles Hot 100 this week, after the latter spent seven weeks on top.

'Butter' churned for seven whole weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart
'Butter' churned for seven whole weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart

(Photo Source: BTS Instagram, The Korea Times)

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