PM Modi unveiled a a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at Seoul's Yonsei University.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his second visit to South Korea's Seoul, said terrorism and climate change are two biggest challenges faced by mankind today. He also said Mahatma Gandhi's teachings and values can help the world to address both the pressing issues. PM Modi arrived in Seoul on Thursday morning for a two-day visit to strengthen India's strategic ties with South Korea. He also unveiled a a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at Seoul's Yonsei University.
The prime minister said collaboration between India and South Korea in the field of science and technology is encouraging, with joint research ranging from basic to advanced sciences. "The visit will strengthen our special strategic partnership with South Korea and add dynamism to our Look East Policy," the foreign ministry said in a statement ahead of the visit.
PM Modi met with members of the Indian community in South Korea on his arrival in Seoul. During the visit, PM Modi held talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and addressed with Indian and Korean business leaders in Seoul.
"During the visit, PM will have bilateral & business engagements, unveil Gandhi bust & accept the Seoul Peace Prize conferred upon him," foreign ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Twitter.
Here are the highlights of PM Modi's visit to South Korea:
PM Modi Interacts With Indian Community In South Korea's Seoul
- Relations between India and Korea are not new. In ancient times, Princess Suriratna travelled thousands of kilometers to reach India: PM Modi
- Our aim is to be among the top 3 countries in the world in the next 15 years: PM Modi
- We must popularise the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi in the world: PM Modi
- Tomorrow, I will be honoured with Seoul Peace Prize. This prize is not mine. I will only be receiving it on behalf of 130 crore Indians and the 3 crore Indians living abroad. This prize is a recognition of hard work of all Indians: PM Modi
PM Modi Received Bodhi Tree Sapling By Mayor Of Gimhae
PM Modi was gifted a Bodhi tree sapling by Heo Seong gon, the mayor of South Korean city of Gimhae, as a mark of close ties between our two countries. Gimhae and Ayodhya have sister-city relationship.
"The thoughts and ideals of Bapu have the power to help us overcome the menace of terrorism and climate change, two challenges humanity faces in these times," PM Modi said
PM Modi launched the Startup Grand Challenge, on India-Korea Startup Hub, to channelize the entrepreneurial capacity between Indian and Korean Startups to work together and build solutions for challenges facing the world, the foreign ministry said
India is now recognised by the International Energy Agency as one of the greatest success stories in bringing about rural access to energy in 2018: PM Modi
In the last four years, we have jumped 65 places in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business ranking, to 77th. And, we are determined to move into the top 50 next year, says PM Modi in Seoul
PM Modi on "Korea Plus"
After my visit to Korea in 2015, we have launched a Korea specific facilitation cell called "Korea Plus" to guide, assist and hand-hold investors during the entire life-cycle of the business: PM Modi
India has emerged as a land of opportunities. While we work for realizing the 'Indian Dream', we seek like-minded partners. And, among them, we see South Korea as a truly natural partner, says PM Modi in Seoul
PM Modi Addresses Indian and Korean Businesspersons In Seoul
India is going to a great transition. It is changing from an agriculture dominated economy to an economy led by industry and services; An economy that is closed to one that is globally inter-linked; An economy that is known for its red tape, to one known for a red carpet