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Defence, trade ties discussed during PM Modi’s bilateral with South Korean President


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New Delhi/Hiroshima: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held a bilateral meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, during which the two leaders discussed about cooperation in IT, innovation, technology, semiconductors as well as boosting commercial and defence ties.

PM Modi in a tweet, said:

“Delighted to have met @President_KR Yoon Suk Yeol. We talked about ways to enhance cooperation in futuristic sectors like IT, innovation, technology, semiconductors and more. Boosting commercial linkages and defence ties also featured prominently in the discussions.”

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on the meeting:

“Advancing India-South Korea Special Strategic Partnership.

“PM @narendramodi met @President_KR Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea.

“Leaders reaffirmed commitment to further strengthen bilateral ties as India-South Korea celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations this year.

“Leaders agreed to deepen cooperation in areas of trade & investment, high technology, IT hardware manufacturing, defense, semiconductor, and culture. Also discussed India’s G20 presidency and South Korea’s Indo-Pacific strategy.”

The PMO in a tweet said:

“PM @narendramodi had a productive meeting with @President_KR Yoon Suk Yeol. India and the Republic of Korea share a warm friendship and deep rooted cultural linkages. Today’s talks focused on ways to further cement this friendship in key developmental sectors.”


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