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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.
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