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'South Korea First Lady reaches Lucknow to a rousing reception'

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

South Korea's Kim arrived here Monday to a rousing reception at the

She was received by who welcomed her with a bouquet.

Kim, who reached Sunday on a four-day visit, is scheduled to participate in Diwali festivities and the ground-breaking ceremony for building 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," Ministry of 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 and married and became some 2000 years ago.

The South Korean will also attend the 'Deepotsav' event in Ayodhya Tuesday evening.

Kim will leave for on Wednesday for a visit to the before flying back home.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 22:50 IST