South Korea: Months after getting appointed as ‘Special Presidential Envoy’, BTS boys – Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook received diplomatic passports. This comes days ahead of the United Nations General Assembly.Also Read - India Soon Going To Launch 75 Satellites To Space Made By Students: PM Modi at UNGA
BTS members met South Korean President Moon at his office and residence building when they were given red-covered diplomatic passports. Talking about the same, BTS leader RM said, “It is a great honour to receive this title.” Ordinary South Korean passports are green. Also Read - When India Reforms, The World Transforms: Top Quotes From PM Modi's UNGA Address 2021
As special envoys, BTS boys will also deliver a speech during the Sustainable Development Goals Moment ahead of the UN General Assembly. Not just this, but a performance video of the group will also be played. Also Read - Afghanistan's Territory Should Not Be Used To Spread Terrorism, Says PM Modi at UNGA | Highlights
Following the event, ARMY members from around the world took to Twitter and congratulated their favourite K-pop group. Fans mentioned that BTS boys are the ‘pride of the world’.
In July this year, BTS members were appointed as a “Special Presidential Envoy” by the South Korean President Moon Jae. “The appointment of a special envoy is part of public diplomacy that seeks to broaden diplomatic horizons by gathering diplomatic capabilities. It will be carried out to enhance the image of the nation in leading [diplomatic] issues,” the Presidential Spokesperson had said back then.
Apart from representing South Korea in 75th United Nations’ General Assembly, BTS will also organise several events/activities to promote international cooperation aiming to tackle global issues including poverty and inequality.