- I have always been fascinated by Korea.
- I have visited Korea when I was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
- I used to wonder how the country of the size of Gujarat can achieve so much.
- Korea has given exemplary products to the world.
- It has an impressive infrastructure record.
- We want to achieve what Korea has already done. That's why we are here.
- There is still a lot of scope for improvement.
- Korea and India have so much in common.
- Bollywood films are very popular in Korea.
- Hundreds of Korean companies are operating in India. Your products are a household choice in India.
- Hyundai is the second largest car manufacturer in India.
- There is renewed committment from my government to change the face of the country.
- There is a lot we can do together.
- There is great potential for cooperation between India's software and Korea's hardware industry.
- Since my government has taken over, we are working day and night to create inclusive growth.
- There is no time for incremental changes.
- I am inviting you all to come to India and interact with our CEOs.
- We are going to develop smart cities.
- We are targeting the installation of 175 GW of renewable energy.
- We are keen to modernise our railways.
- We have opened 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment in railways.
- We are focusing on upgrading our major airports and upgrading regional airports as well.
- Our 'Make in India' initiative is aimed at converting India into a global manufacturing hub.
- The 'Digital India' initiative is meant to foster cleaner and greener development.
- We have launched the 'Clean India Campaign'.
Connecting with people in Seoul. https://t.co/6xhJLo4vri- PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 19, 2015
- If Asia must rise as one, Asia should no longer think of
itself in regional fragments.
- Asia should collectively combat terrorism.
- We must work as Asians to reform the global institutions
of governance, including the United Nations and its Security
- Nearly 2000 years ago, a princess from India's holy city of Ayodhya became queen Hur Hwang-ok here.
- Our great poet, Rabindranath Tagore, called Korea "the Lamp of the East".
- If our history is of affection and admiration, our present and, even more, our future will be of a strong partnership.
- Our destinies are linked with the future of Asia and the Pacific. We will prosper when the region is peaceful.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the South Korean capital of Seoul this morning. He addressed a reception organised by the Indian community, which around 1500 people attended.
Here are the highlights of what he said:
- First, we had a 'Look East' policy. Now, we have an 'Act East' policy.
- We have been part of talks for BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
- There had been worries that BRICS was beginning to fail because the 'I' was hanging.
- But now, over the past one year, the 'I' has become strong.
- It has now come to a point where BRICS cannot exist without the 'I'.
- India is now the fastest-growing economy of the world.
- This century was called the Asian century. That idea was was dwindling earlier. But now, it seems it is possible.
- I decided to first come and meet you and then get work.
- South Korea was called the 'Lamp of the East' by Rabindranath Tagore.
- There used to be a point in time when people used to regret being born in India and leaving the country saying it is no good. They wanted to leave for better opportunities.
- Now, those people are saying they are ready to come back even if their incomes are lower than in other places. The mood has changed.
- We went India to become a manufacturing hub. World's best technology to come to India.
- There has been great technological advancement in Korea. All of you here, should be able to help us with technological advancement when we need it.
- What happens in India must affect you as someone who is witnessing it from inside.
- You must have all information of what is happening in India, in spite of being so far.
- Every country has problems.
- After coming here, you must have realised that every country has problems.
- Till 30 years ago, didn't South Korea have problems?
- But we need to work towards getting out or resolving these problems.
- I have come with one medicinal herb that I am offering as a remedy to India's problems. And that medicinal herb is 'development'.
- Development is not just about making big buildings or good roads.
- I want to improve the quality of life.
- When I became Prime Minister, I was shocked. The news that was coming out was not that Modi is doing this or Modi is doing that.
- The news that was coming out was that people have started going to the office on time.
- That pained me. It should have been a matter of course, not something out of the way. Do we tweet when we have a good meal made by our mothers? No matter how good it, we treat it as a matter of course.
- For any country, diplomatic relationships with its neighbours is of highest importance.
- We have done nothing new. We have only done what comes naturally to humans - humanity.
- We have chosen the path of humanity to reconnect to the world.
- We can reconnect to the countries on basis of humanity.
- Discussions on SAARC are emerging again.
- We have given precedence to humanity issues in SAARC, in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.
- Nepal's Prime Minister has openly said that he found out about the earthquake from Modi's tweet.
- Bangladesh has a history of instability.
- In one year in government, we resolved the boundary issue with Bangladesh.
- I appreciate all the parties of the country for their support on this issue.
- This was historic, because it was the first time that both the Lower House and Upper House of Parliament passed a bill unanimously.
- In Yemen, we evacucated many Pakistanis.
- Not just that, Pakistan evacuated 11 Indians. And they did not stop with that. They flew them out in a special plane.
- That is a barometer of the rising cooperation with out neighbours on the basis of humanity.
- I have come here to tell you that the extent to which Narendra Modi has a right over India, you too have the same right over India.
- I can perceive all over the world that than those of us sitting in government and in government offices, it is Indians like you who are doing the nation proud.
- Those in government or in government organisations may be doing India proud in the hundreds. But there are thousands of you doing that. And we cannot surpass you.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi alights from Air India One on the tarmac at Seoul, the capital of South Korea.
Mr Modi has spent three days in China and one day in Mongolia before reaching South Korea.
PM presented President @elbegdorj a specially commissioned reproduction of a rare 13th century manuscript on the history of Mongols.- PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 17, 2015
Called Jamiut Tawarikh, this work was one of the grandest projects undertaken by the Ilkhanate king Ghazan Khan.- PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 17, 2015
The king's wazir Rasheeduddin Fazlullah Hamedani wrote it in Persian and chronicled the history up to the reign of Oljeitju (1304-1316).- PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 17, 2015
"Aiming for the sweet spot. PM Narendra Modi tries his hand at archery at the Mini-Naadam Festival," tweeted external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
- The Prime Ministers of both the countries underscored the significance of the visit in backdrop of the 60th anniversary of India Mongolia diplomatic relations.
- The government of Mongolia reiterated its support to India's candidature for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council or UNSC.
- Both sides will expand cooperation in the fields of economy, defence and security, health, science and people to people contacts.
"But, I have no doubt that our relations will progress along every avenue of the new age," added PM Modi
PM arrives at Chinggis Khan International Airport, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia pic.twitter.com/tPuFq3v91z- PIB India (@PIB_India) May 16, 2015
He is scheduled to visited the Gandantegchinlen Monastery, meet Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg and President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and address the Mongolian Parliament.
Mongolia is the second nation on his tri-nation tour. Yesterday, he concluded his visit to China, where he visited the ancient town of Xi'an, capital Beijing and commercial hub Shaghai. After Mongolia, Mr Modi is set to visit South Korea.
- International agencies are saying India is the fastest growing economy in the world.
- How has China changed in 30 years? Change did not happen overnight. Their growth was the highest for 30 years and that has taken China to new heights.
- There are more Indians living in China than there are Chinese in India. This is why we have a bigger responsibility.
- When people to people contact increases, our strength will increase.
- It is my misfortune that I am criticized for working hard. If working hard is a crime, I am prepared to commit that crime for 125 crore Indians.
- Every moment of my time is for the 125 crore people of India.
- Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Languages may vary, other features may differ but entire world is a family and that is what we have been taught
- You will get an off tomorrow on Sunday and I will be working in Mongolia.
- Can you imagine, Mongolia calling a session of its Parliament on a Sunday and the Indian PM addressing it.
- The time is changing at a fast pace. Nobody would have wondered, that in China, so many Indian citizens will be living a peaceful, happy life.
- Just a year earlier, this two and a half hour time difference would have bothered you. You would have been eager to know the results of the elections in India.
- Everyone asked who knows Modi outside India. Only people in Gujarat know him.
- The criticism was correct but the doubt has been proved wrong.
Nearly 5000 people have gathered at the ICBS Expo Centre; they have traveled from other Chinese cities to welcome the Prime Minister.
The Indian Consulate in Shanghai estimates that around 4,000 Indian nationals live in the city, known as China's business capital, with another 4,000 in two neighbouring provinces.
- If you look at the ancient history of China and India, you will see people in both country's were thirsty for knowledge (gyanpipasu).
- Knowledge about any part of the world helps mankind.
- To open the doors of knowledge, one requires inner strength.
- This is a historic opportunity for Chinese companies.
- You already know the direction of our government and the steps we are taking.
- We have committed ourselves to creating a business environment.
- Once you decide to be in India, we are committed to making you more and more comfortable.
- The scope and potential, the breadth and length of infrastructure and related developments is very huge in India.
- We are going to develop smart cities and mega industrial corridors, we have refined our FDI.
- I strongly believe this century belongs to Asia and Buddhism will be the unifying force between the Asian countries.
- We both have potential of growth and the problems such as poverty
- China and India are two great and old civilizations of the world. Together, today we represent more than one third of the world population.
- The century belongs to Asia.
Here's the list of top business persons who attended the CEO's interaction with PM Modi.
India and China are expected to sign several business agreements worth about $10 billion in Shanghai, where Prime Minister Modi will meet top Chinese CEOs and address the India-China Business Forum.
The Prime Minister arrived in Shanghai from Beijing, where he held talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
PM Modi leaves Beijing. He heads to Shanghai for the last day of his visit to China.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi clicks a selfie with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at Beijing's historic Temple of Heaven, after they watched a joint performance of yoga and tai chi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi clicks a selfie with Chinese students at the historic Temple of Heaven, after a Yoga-Tai Chi joint performance.
"You are a world class institution. You are the foundation for China's economic miracle," PM Modi tells students. He also adds, "You have produced great leaders including President Xi."