Surgical strike: South Korea supports India's stance

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Seoul, Sep 30: South Korea today supported India's stance against terrorism emanating from Pakistan as Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan apprised its President Park Geun Hye about the surgical strike carried out by the Indian army at the terror camps across the LoC.

The issue came up when Mahajan, who is leading a Parliamentary delegation, called on the President here. During the discussions, the Speaker informed the Korean President about the "strong action" taken by India against terrorism, said a statement issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, referring to the cross-LoC surgical strike.

S Korea's support surgical strike

Apprising Park about the continuous terrorist activities being carried out from the territory of Pakistan, Mahajan told her that "India believes in non-violence and peace, but it will not hesitate to use its retaliatory power to safeguard its interests," the statement said.

"While supporting India's strong views on terrorism, Park condemned terrorism of every type," it added. The President said India and South Korea stand together against terrorism.

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The two leaders also discussed about the progress made on the issues relating to strategic partnership built during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May last year. During the discussions on economic relations and other subjects, it emerged that South Korea is a natural partner of India for economic development, the statement said.

Both the leaders also discussed security issues of North-East Asia. Park expressed her concerns on the continuous development of atomic missile technology by North Korea and appreciated the response of India on the fifth Nuclear test conducted by North Korea recently.

PTI 

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