At the invitation of Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea (ROK), Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a State Visit to the Republic of Korea on 21-22 February 2019.
The visit is part of the new momentum in high-level exchanges between India and ROK which witnessed the visit of President Moon to India for Bilateral Summit in July 2018 and the participation of the Korean First Lady Madame Kim Jung-sook at the Deepotsav event in Ayodhya in November 2018.
Prime Minister Modi’s forthcoming visit will provide an important occasion for the two leaders to review the recent developments in bilateral relations and exchange views on regional and international issues of common interest with the objective of further strengthening the Special Strategic Partnership between the two countries based on shared values and interests. The visit by PM Narendra Modi will be a good diplomatic move to demonstrate the priority India attaches to deepening multi-dimensional engagement with ROK as part of India’s ‘Act East Policy.’
During the visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be conferred upon with the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize at a ceremony to be organised by the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation on February 22, in recognition of his national and international contributions.