Friday, Sep 18, 2020 | Last Update : 07:09 PM IST

178th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra114584081235431351 Andhra Pradesh6014625080885177 Tamil Nadu5142084589008618 Karnataka4943563830777629 Uttar Pradesh3362942632884771 Delhi2347011981034877 West Bengal2155801870614183 Odisha167161133466722 Telangana1650031335551005 Bihar164224149722855 Assam150349121610528 Kerala12221687341490 Gujarat119088999083271 Rajasthan109088906851293 Haryana103773816901069 Madhya Pradesh97906743981877 Punjab90032658182646 Chhatisgarh7777541111628 Jharkhand6710052807590 Jammu and Kashmir5971138521951 Uttarakhand3713924810460 Goa2678320844327 Puducherry2142816253431 Tripura2069612956222 Himachal Pradesh11190691997 Chandigarh92566062106 Manipur8430653951 Arunachal Pradesh6851496713 Nagaland5306407910 Meghalaya4356234232 Sikkim2119178923 Mizoram15069490
  India   All India  21 Feb 2019  PM reaches South Korea on two-day visit to boost strategic ties

PM reaches South Korea on two-day visit to boost strategic ties

ANI
Published : Feb 21, 2019, 9:34 am IST
Updated : Feb 21, 2019, 9:34 am IST

This is Prime Minister's second visit to the Republic of Korea after his state visit in May 2015.

Upon the Prime Minister's arrival in Seoul Indians who were waiting for him in the hotel lobby, waived the tricolor and took selfies with him. (Photo: ANI)
 Upon the Prime Minister's arrival in Seoul Indians who were waiting for him in the hotel lobby, waived the tricolor and took selfies with him. (Photo: ANI)

Seoul: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Seoul early on Thursday morning on a two-day visit aimed at strengthening the special strategic partnership between South Korea and India and boosting bilateral trade and cultural ties.

This is the Prime Minister's second visit to the Republic of Korea after his state visit in May 2015.

 

Before embarking on the visit the Prime Minister described South Korea as a valued friend with which India shared special strategic partnership initiatives such as ‘Make in India’,  ‘Start-Up India’ and ‘Clean India’.

According to a foreign ministry spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar during this visit, the Prime Minister is scheduled to have bilateral and business engagements, unveil a bust of Mahatma Gandhi and accept the Seoul Peace Prize conferred upon him. He will also address the Indian community.

Raveesh Kumar said that this visit will strengthen India's special strategic partnership with South Korea and will introduce a new dimension in 'Look East Policy'.  

 

Before embarking on the visit, the Prime Minister had said in a statement that he was visiting the Republic of Korea at the invitation of President Moon Jae-in.
"My visit to the Republic of Korea is reflective of the importance we both attach to our relationship," he said.

"We regard the Republic of Korea as a valued friend, a nation with which we have a Special Strategic Partnership. As fellow democracies, India and the ROK have shared values and a shared vision for regional and global peace. As fellow market economies, our needs and strengths are complementary," the Prime Minister said.

Before leaving New Delhi, the Prime Minister also tweeted, "During our talks, President @moonriver365 and I will take forward our conversations from last year on how best to advance the India-ROK partnership. I will also meet business leaders,  the Indian community as well as eminent persons from all walks of life."

 

He will have extensive talks with President Moon Jae-in after which some MoUs are expected to be signed.

Waited for him in the hotel lobby, Indians, presented in large numbers, waived flag and took selfies with the Indian leader.

On his second visit to the country as the Prime Minister, Modi will receive the Seoul Peace Prize, which was announced by the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation in October last year in recognition of his dedicated service to international cooperation, global growth, and human development.

“The growing depth and variety in our relationship have been accentuated by the harmony between our ‘Act East’ Policy and ROK’s ‘New Southern’ Policy. Working together, we are determined to take our relationship forward as a ‘future-oriented partnership for People, Prosperity, and Peace’,” he said.

 

“Our collaboration in the field of science and technology is encouraging, with our joint research ranging from basic to advanced sciences,” Modi added.

Meanwhile upon the Prime Minister's arrival in Seoul Indians who were waiting for him in the hotel lobby, waived the tricolor and took selfies with him.

The visit is Prime Minister Modi's second visit to the Republic of Korea and the second summit meeting with President Moon Jae-in. The South Korean president visited India in July 2018.

Tags: south korea visit, make in india, raveesh kumar, seoul peace prize, mahatma gandhi, start-up india, pm modi
Location: South Korea, Seoul