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Swaraj calls on South Korean President

Sushma Swaraj

Seoul: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today called on South Korean President Park Geun-hye and discussed avenues for further expanding bilateral economic and investment cooperation.

Swaraj, who arrived here yesterday on a three-day visit to co-chair the 8th Joint Commission meeting with her South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se, held consultations with the President on all aspects of bilateral ties to chart out a road map for further strengthening and deepening of strategic partnership.

The External Affairs Minister invited Korea to build on its success in India and make bold investments to benefit from the government’s focus on ‘Make in India’ campaign, officials sources said. President Park welcomed the initiatives and agreed to encourage Korean industries to engage with India more closely.

The Korean President invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to South Korea. Swaraj welcomed the invitation and said that both sides will work closely to ensure a productive and successful visit of Prime Minister Modi at a mutually convenient early date.

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