PM Modi awarded Seoul Peace Prize; speaks out against terrorism
During his two-day visit to South Korea, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, was awarded the Seoul Peace Prize, which had been announced in October last year. Prior to receiving the prize, PM Modi urged the international community to "act beyond talks" and "unite and fight against terrorism" in the aftermath of the horrific Pulwama attack. Here are the details.
WATCH: PM Modi's address after receiving the Seoul Peace Prize
India and South Korea to step up counter-terrorism cooperation
PM Modi's comments on terrorism came after he held talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in about improving bilateral cooperation in a host of areas. He thanked President Moon for his condolences and support after the Pulwama attack, that had left more than 40 CRPF jawans martyred. Further, India and South Korea's national police signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for enhancing counter-terrorism cooperation.
Time for the global community to fight terrorism: PM Modi
"The time has come for the global community to act beyond talks at this moment and to unite and fight against terrorism," said PM Modi on Friday.
Seven documents were signed to improve bilateral cooperation
Apart from counter-terrorism, PM Modi and President Moon held constructive talks about enhancing cooperation in the areas of trade & investment, defense and security, energy, space, start-ups, and people-to-people exchanges. Seven documents to improve bilateral cooperation were signed between India and South Korea in this regard, and PM Modi also acknowledged the role of South Korea in India's economic transformation.
A day earlier, the UNSC had condemned the attack
Notably, PM Modi's call to to the international community to unite against terrorism comes on the back of widespread condemnation of the attack. A day earlier, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed a resolution condemning the attack in the "strongest terms". The resolution, which held Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) responsible, was unanimously adopted by UNSC members, including China, which has for long shielded JeM founder Masood Azhar.