South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit India next week
South Korean President Moon Jae-in would arrive in India next week on a four-day visit, during which he will hold talks with PM Narendra Modi on several issues, including the situation on the Korean peninsula and ways to boost bilateral trade and defense cooperation. The Ministry of External Affairs said the South Korean President will arrive in India on 8 July.
Moon and Modi to hold bilateral talks to strengthen partnership
"The two leaders (Moon, Modi) will hold discussions on a wide range of bilateral and global issues to strengthen the Special Strategic Partnership between the two countries," MEA said. A spokesperson in Moon's office in South Korea's capital Seoul said India is fast becoming a major-power with the fastest-growing economy in Asia, adding it's also a key nation for cooperation under New Southern Policy.
Moon's visit comes after the historic Trump-Kim summit
There has been an upswing in India's defense cooperation with South Korea and both sides are expected to explore ways to enhance it. Moon's visit to India comes nearly a month after the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. The situation on the Korean peninsula is likely to figure in his talks with Modi.