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Defence Minister Sitharaman meets S Korean counterpart

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today met her South Korean counterpart and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties in security and strategic spheres, an said.

The two ministers discussed "issues of mutual interest" and ways to strengthen cooperation in defence and security, the said.

The meeting comes ahead of a planned high-level meeting between the rival on Monday. The two would meet as the US and the North struggle to reach a common ground following the summit between American and North Korean leader in in June.

Young's visit to comes a month after South Korean Moon Jae-in's visited on July 8-11.

During Moon's visit, and agreed to explore possibilities to coordinate efforts in defence and strategic spheres to benefit from each other's unique capabilities and experience.

They resolved to enhance military exchanges, training and experience-sharing, and research and development, including innovative technologies for mutual benefit.

The two sides also agreed to encourage their defence industries to intensify cooperation.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 20:20 IST