French minister-Korea visit

SEOUL, March 22 (Yonhap) -- France's first South Korean-born minister Fleur Pellerin will arrive in South Korea this week for a five-day visit, the French embassy in Seoul said Friday.

Pellerin, a minister for small and medium enterprises, innovation and the digital economy, is scheduled to arrive in Seoul on Saturday and will attend a conference next week, the embassy said in a statement.

During the visit, she will also meet with South Korean officials handling information and technology issues, the statement said.

Pellerin was adopted by a French family in 1973, six months after her birth. She served as an adviser on the campaign team of now-French President Francois Hollande, who appointed her to the Cabinet post last year.

A graduate of the ESSEC Business School, she also served on the Board of Audit and Inspection.

<All rights reserved by Yonhap News Agency>