The Korean government has recruited seven experts on foreign languages other than English to help promote the country's image abroad.
The seven, two experts on Chinese, and one each on Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Russian and Arabic, will translate and interpret for officials of various government agencies while engaging in jobs on international relations and promotion of the national brand of Korea, the Ministry of Public Administration and Security said Sunday.
Their annual salary ranges from 39 million won ($36,295) to 59 million won ($54,909).
They were selected from 78 applicants.
Lim Mi-ra, 28, chosen as an expert on Arabic, has worked for the South Korean peacekeeping troops in Lebanon.
Yeom Ho-jeong, 31, an expert on Chinese, was a former interpreter for the Korean ambassador to China. Yeom also worked for Samsung Electronics Co. and NHN China. (Yonhap)