Modi in Seoul: 'I'm grateful that South Korea is standing with us in this fight against terrorism'
Seoul, Feb 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute at Seoul National Cemetery. On Friday, PM Modi was accorded ceremonial reception at Blue House (executive office and official residence of South Korean head of state) in Seoul.
While addressing the gathering on the second day of his visit to South Korea, Modi said,''I express my gratitude to President Moon for his condolences on Pulwama Attack and support against terror. MoU signed between the two countries today will further take forward our counter-terrorism agenda.''
''Defence sector is an important part of our growing partnership with South Korea. An example of this is the induction of K-9 Vajra artillery gun in Indian Army,'' he also said.
The PM is on a two-day visit to South Korea. This is his last trip before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in India. While addressing the India Korea Business Symposium on Thursday, PM Modi said that India is all set to become $5 trillion economy soon. He added that India is now a more open economy. Te country attracted $250 billion FDI in the last four years he further said.
During his interaction, Modi also pointed out that India jumped to 77th spot on the World Bank's ease of doing business ranking because of reforms undertaken and the country is aiming to break into the top 50 by 2020.
He also unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Yonsei University. "It is a matter of great honour and my good fortune to unveil the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Korea's premier university today," the PM was quoted as saying by PTI at the function.