PM Modi in South Korea, to be honoured with Seoul Peace Prize for 2018
Seoul, Feb 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Seoul on Thursday for a two-day trip. During his visit, both the countries will discuss co-operation in diverse fields.
PM Modi met with members of the Indian community in South Korea on his arrival in Seoul. During the visit, PM Modi is also scheduled to hold talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and meet with business leaders.
"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.
Ahead of his visit, the PM said, "the growing depth and variety in our relationship has been accentuated by the harmony between our Act East Policy and ROK's New Southern Policy."
The prime minister also described South Korea as an important partner for India's key initiatives such as 'Make in India', and said as fellow democracies the two nations share values and vision for regional and global peace.
Modi left for South Korea on Wednesday after he was invited by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. This will be his second visit to the Republic of Korea and second summit meeting with President Moon.
About Seoul Peace Prize:
The Seoul Peace Prize was established in 1990 to commemorate the success of the 24th Olympic Games held in Seoul, Republic of Korea - an event in which 160 nations from across the world took part, creating harmony and friendship and a worldwide atmosphere of peace and reconciliation. The Seoul Peace Prize was established to crystallize the Korean people's yearning for peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the rest of the world.