PM begins two-day visit to South Korea


New Delhi/Seoul: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Seoul on a  two-day visit to South Korea on Thursday which is aimed at strengthening strategic partnership.

The Prime Minister will meet President Moon Jae-in  during his stay there. This is Modi’s second visit to the nation and also his second meeting with the South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

According to reports, Modi will accept Seoul Peace Prize conferred upon him during his visit.

Modi said in a statement before leaving for Seoul on Wednesday that  “Republic Of Korea (ROK) is an important partner for our ‘Make in India’ initiative as well as in our ‘Start-Up India’ and ‘Clean India’ initiatives. Our collaboration in the field of science and technology is encouraging, with our joint research ranging from basic to advanced sciences.”

Media reports said boosting  strategic partnership and ‘Make in India’ will be on cards during the bilateral discussion.

Prime Minister’s visit has come ahead of the crucial Donald Trump-Kim Jon-un Summit next week in Vietnam which will have crucial implications for the Korean peninsula.

Sources said the Republic of Korea as a valued friend of India has a Special Strategic Partnership with the country.

As fellow democracies, India and the ROK have shared values and vision for regional and global peace.

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