PM meets Korean First Lady
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PM meets Korean First Lady

New Delhi, Nov 6: Mrs Kim Jung-sook, First Lady of the South Korean republic, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence here Monday.

The two discussed the deep civilisational and spiritual links between India and South Korea, and exchanged views on promoting people-to-people exchanges.

When the South Korean First Lady congratulated the Prime Minister on being awarded the Seoul Peace prize, the Prime Minister maintained that the honour truly belonged to the Indian people. He also warmly recalled the successful visit of President Moon Jae-in to India in July 2018, which imparted fresh momentum to India-South Korean Special Strategic Partnership.

The First Lady, who is visiting India at the invitation of Mr Modi, will be the chief guest at the Deepotsav event being organised by the Uttar Pradesh Government and the ground-breaking ceremony of the new Memorial of Queen Suriratna (Heo Hwang-ok) in Ayodhya on Tuesday.

Ayodhya and Korea share a deep historical connection through legendary Princess Suriratna of Ayodhya, who travelled to Korea in 48 CE and married Korean king Suro. (UNI)