Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday night embarked upon his two-day visit to South Korea, during which the two countries will seek to enhance cooperation in diverse areas, including trade and investment.
PM Modi is visiting South Korea on the invitation of President Moon Jae-in. This will be his second visit to the Republic of Korea and second summit meeting with President Moon. In his departure statement, he had said his visit is reflective of the importance "we both attach to our relationship".
MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar took to social media to say PM's visit would strengthen India's special strategic partnership with South Korea and add dynamism to the Look East Policy.
"Continuing the momentum of high-level exchanges. PM @narendramodi emplanes for Seoul on a 2-day State Visit to the Republic of Korea," he tweeted.
Ahead of his visit, PM Modi described South Korea as an important partner for India's key initiatives such as 'Make in India', and said as fellow democracies the two nations share values and vision for regional and global peace.
"We regard the Republic of Korea as a valued friend, a nation with which we have a Special Strategic Partnership. As fellow democracies, India and the ROK have shared values and a shared vision for regional and global peace," the prime minister said in his statement ahead of his journey to South Korea.
Prime Minister is expected to meet several business leaders and members of the international community, during his visit.
"During this visit, apart from my discussions with President Moon, I will meet with business leaders, members of the Indian community as well as eminent persons from all walks of life," read PM Modi 's statement.
The "growing depth and variety" in the relationship of the two countries has been accentuated by the harmony between New Delhi's Act East Policy and South Korea's New Southern Policy.
(With agency inputs)