Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Seoul on Thursday on a two-day visit to strengthen India's strategic ties with South Korea and seek to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, including trade and investment.
This is PM’s second visit to the Republic of Korea and second summit meeting with President Moon.
PM Modi in South Korea: HIGHLIGHTS
06:23 pm: Almost every Indian today has a biometric identity, says PM Modi
06:22 PM: Digital India has transformed lives of many Indians, says PM Modi
06:20 pm: Will receive Seoul Peace Prize tomorrow on behalf of all Indians, says PM
06:16 pm: Today India is showing way to the world in matters of Clean Energy, says PM
06:15 pm: Make In India has today become a global brand, says PM
06:14 pm: Almost every Indian has a bank account today, says PM
06:13 pm: Our relations with Korea are only deepening with time, says PM
06:12 pm: In the last four and a half years, we have been stressing to ensure Ease of Living and Ease of Doing Business, says PM
06:11 pm: The entire world is looking upon India with great hopes, says PM
06:10 pm: India is the fastest growing economy in world, says PM Modi
06:07 pm: You are ambassadors of India here, PM tells Indian diaspora
06:05 pm: PM Modi begins addressing Indian community in South Korea
03:05 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Mayor of Gimhae, Heo Seong Gon in Seoul, South Korea.
01:05 pm: Thoughts and ideals of Gandhi ji have the power to help us overcome the menace of terrorism and climate change, two big challenges humanity faces in these times: PM Modi
01:00 pm: If we look at the life of Mahatma Gandhi, we can find solutions to all problems: PM Modi
11:30 am: India has emerged as a land of opportunities. While we work towards realizing the Indian dream, we seek like minded partners, we see South Korea as a truly natural partner: PM Modi
11:26 am: We want a green and sustainable future: PM Modi
11:24 am: Now 99 per cent Indians have bank accounts: PM Modi
11:21 am: We have provided Visa on arrival facility to Korean people: PM Modi
11:20 am: Korean investments have increased to 6 billion dollars in India: PM Modi
11:15 am: PM addresses India-Republic of Korea Business Symposium
Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi landed in Seoul, marking the start of his visit to the Republic of Korea.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 21, 2019
He will be participating in various programmes during the visit, aimed at boosting trade and cultural ties with the Republic of Korea. pic.twitter.com/CrWdTWh5k9
In his departure statement on Wednesday he said, “I am visiting the Republic of Korea at the invitation of President Moon Jae-in. This will be my second visit to the Republic of Korea and my second Summit meeting with President Moon. We had the pleasure of receiving President Moon Jae-in and First Lady Mrs. Kim Jung-sook in India in July last year. My visit to the Republic of Korea is reflective of the importance we both attach to our relationship.”
“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. 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,” he added.
PM will also meet the Indians living in South Korea.
“During this visit, apart from my discussions with President Moon, I will meet with business leaders, members of the Indian community as well as eminent persons from all walks of life. I am confident that this visit will help us to further strengthen this important partnership,” he further said.
PM Modi will be awarded Seoul Peace Prize.