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First Lady of South Korea arrives in Lucknow to rousing reception

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The of South Korea, Kim Jung-sook, arrived at the here to a rousing reception Monday evening.

She was received by Yogi Adityanath, who welcomed her with a bouquet.

Kim, who arrived in Sunday on a four-day visit, is scheduled to participate in Diwali festivities and the ground-breaking ceremony of a memorial for a Korean in Ayodhya Tuesday.

"Affectionate bonding. EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on the of the Republic of Korea, Mrs Kim and ROK (Republic of Korea) share a special strategic partnership since 2015 and our relations have deepened and diversified in recent years," (MEA) had tweeted earlier.

"The First Lady's participation in the festivities in Ayodhya will showcase our close civilisational links as well as the ongoing deepening engagement between our two countries," the MEA had said last week.

According to Korean legends, from Ayodhya had travelled to Korea, married and became some 2,000 years ago.

The of will also attend the "Deepotsav" event in Ayodhya Tuesday evening.

She will leave for Wednesday for a visit to the Taj Mahal, before flying back home.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 23:55 IST