Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India is a stakeholder in the peace process in the Korean peninsula and it will make all efforts to ensure peace in the region.

Modi made the remarks after holding extensive talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

After their talks, the two countries signed four documents with an aim to strengthen their strategic cooperation.

South Korean president’s first state visit to India since taking charge in 2017:

  • Moon was welcomed at the Rashtrapati Bhavan by President Ram Nath Kovind and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 
  • Then, he was accompanied by the PM to Rajghat where he paid floral tributes at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Both the leaders jointly addressed the India-South Korea CEOs roundtable meeting, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi
  • Prime Minister Modi had also organised a traditional Indian dance performance for Moon last night.
  • Modi and Moon shared a ride in the Metro to Noida while heading for the inauguration of Samsung’s mobile manufacturing factory in Noida.
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had discussed ways to elevate the Special Strategic Partnership between India and South Korea

At a joint media event, Modi also showered praise on the South Korean leader for initiating the peace process in the Korean peninsula. 

India is a stakeholder in the peace process in the Korean peninsula and it will do its bit to contribute to peace in the region, Modi said.

He said by signing an 'early harvest package' document, the two countries have taken a step forward in upgrading their comprehensive economic partnership agreement.

“I will eagerly wait for PM Modi's visit to Korea in 2020 until then I hope we can continue our close communication in various multilateral summits”, President Moon told ANI. 

With inputs from agencies