Modi leaves for South Korea

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Seoul on Wednesday on a two-day visit to South Korea during which he will be conferred upon the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize.

During the visit, Modi will hold discussions with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and will meet with business leaders, members of the Indian community as well as eminent persons from all walks of life.

In his pre-departure statement, Modi said India regards South Korea as a valued friend.

He said that India and South Korea have shared values and a shared vision for regional and global peace and their needs and strengths are complementary as fellow market economies.

Modi said that the growing depth and variety in a relationship has been accentuated by the harmony between India’s Act East Policy and South Korea’s New Southern Policy.

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