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BTS has a new official role as South Korea’s presidential envoys for public diplomacy.
The seven-member boy band — composed of members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — received this appointment on Thursday from South Korean President Moon Jae-In, per South Korean news outlet MBC News.
“We plan to organize various activities (with BTS) to promote international cooperation in solving global challenges, such as improving the environment, eliminating poverty and inequality, and respecting diversity,” said Park in a statement on Thursday.
Park added that BTS will “send a message of consolation and hope to everyone around the world.”
The Blue House’s official statement posted on Twitter noted that the band will be part of South Korea’s efforts to publicize what the country is doing regarding sustainable development and youth-related issues.
In 2018, the band’s leader, rapper RM, also gave a speech at the UN General Assembly in New York on efforts the band has participated in to end violence against children.