Actor couple to represent Australia
Ryu’s agency Fly-up Entertainment announced Tuesday that the two actors were appointed honorary ambassadors by the Australian Embassy at the “Australia Open” event held at Grand Hyatt Seoul in central Seoul last Friday.
“We are honored to be part of this precious event,” Ryu said at the site. “As an honorary ambassador, I will work hard with full responsibility. I will also do my best to help build more trust and friendship between the two countries.”
The “Australia Open” event was held to celebrate Australia Day, which is a national day in Australia celebrating the anniversary of the first landing of the British fleet at Port Jackson, New South Wales, every Jan. 26.
The theme of this year’s event was Australian Open, referring to the annual tennis tournament in Australia, and emphasizing shared values between the two countries through tennis.
The event was attended by celebrities and top officials, including the Minister of Gender Equality and Family Jin Sun-mee, Australian Ambassador to Korea James Choi, Australian-born Korean entertainer Sam Hammington and Sean from hip hop duo Jinusean.
By Yeo Ye-rim