PM Modi Conferred With Seoul Peace Prize in South Korea
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Friday, 22 February, conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize.

PM Modi Conferred With Seoul Peace Prize in South Korea

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi from Seoul, South Korea on Friday, 22 February. He was conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize during his two-day visit. The award was first announced by the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation in October last year.

Modi, who arrived on a two-day visit to South Korea to strengthen India's strategic ties with the country, had earlier addressed a gathering in the capital city of Seoul.

  • Modi arrived on a two-day visit to South Korea to strengthen India’s strategic ties with the country
  • This is the prime minister’s second visit to Seoul
  • During the visit, PM Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi
  • He also paid tributes at the Seoul National Cemetery

PM Modi Returns to New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Delhi after a two-day visit to Seoul, South Korea.

(Photo: ANI)
(Photo: ANI)
(Photo: ANI)

PM Modi Concludes Two-day Visit to South Korea

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday left for India after wrapping up his two-day visit to South Korea during which he held talks with the country's President Moon Jae-in, unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi and addressed the Indian diaspora.

Prime Minister Modi, who arrived here on a two-day visit to strengthen India's strategic ties with South Korea on Thursday, held "constructive" talks with President Moon on enhancing cooperation in trade and investment, defence and security, energy, space, start-ups and people-to-people exchanges, PTI reported.

(Photo: ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for New Delhi on his return from Seoul.

India, South Korea Bilateral Trade Target $50 Billion by 2030: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday, 22 February, said that the bilateral trade between India and South Korea stands at $21 billion and added that the target for 2030 has been set at $50 billion.

“There was an exchange of views between PM Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on global and regional situations. President Moon strongly condemned the Pulwama attack as a terrorist attack,” Vijay Thakur Singh, Secretary (East) MEA, said, as per ANI.

'Hand in Hand, We Stand'

“The time has come for all right-thinking nations to join hands to completely eradicate terrorist networks. Only by doing so, can we replace hate with harmony,” PM Modi said.

Ending his speech, Modi quoted a portion of the 1988 Olympics theme song, because “it perfectly captures the hopeful spirit for a better tomorrow for all of us”.

“Hand in hand, we stand... All across the land... We can make this world, a better place in which to live,” he said.

Will Contribute Entire $200,000 Prize Amount to Namami Gange Mission: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he will contribute the entire $200,000 Prize amount received as honorarium along with the Seoul Peace Prize towards the Namami Gange Mission, a central government scheme to clean the Ganges.

“This award does not belong to me personally but to the people of India, the success India has achieved in the last 5 years, powered by the skill of 1.3 billion people,” Modi said.

“The success that India has achieved in the last five years is due to aspirations, inspiration and efforts of the people of India,” he added.

(Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/MEAIndia">Twitter/@MEAIndia</a>)
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