Manmohan Singh meets South Korean President in Hanoi

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Hanoi (Vietnam), Oct. 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met South Korean President Lee Myung-bak ahead of the eighth India-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit, and the fifth East Asia Summit in Hanoi here on Friday.

The meeting lasted for about 30 minutes and took place at the Daewoo Hotel here.

The issue related to the 12-billion-dollar POSCO steel plant project of South Korea did not come up for discussion, sources said.

The project, which is the largest foreign investment project in India, has got stuck because of environmental clearances even after delays.

"We reviewed the relationship and the considerable progress made in the relations since President Lee's visit to India during Republic Day," they said.

Discussing G-20 issues, Singh and Lee felt that there has been some development and there should be a regular mechanism for implementation of the decisions taken in the forum.

South Korea is hosting the G20 summit next month. By Naveen Kapoor (ANI)

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