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South Korean delegation meets M Venkaiah Naidu

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A parliamentary delegation from headed by of its met Vice-and Chairman M in Parliament House today.

said that recent years have seen enhanced contacts between the parliamentary institutions of and and the present visit would add further momentum in this direction. He congratulated for successfully hosting the Pyeongchang in February this year, a statement from the Secretariat said.

Stressing the importance of civilisational linkages and deep people-to-people bonds in strengthening bilateral relations, said that the growing ties between the two countries is reflected in the elevation of the relationship to a Special Strategic Partnership in 2015, the statement read.

"Driven by commonality of interests and values, our bilateral relations have increasing strategic dimensions. sees Korea as a natural partner for mutually beneficial development," he said, adding that was keen to create a broad-based strategic partnership with Korea to harness the potential of bilateral relations.

Naidu also appreciated the effort of Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue through dialogue and engagement with

"India supports peace and stability on the through dialogue and diplomacy and expressed the hope that the momentum generated by the inter-Korean talks would contribute to this end," he said.

The visiting delegation also underlined the growing economic relations between the two countries and hoped that the relations could be expanded further in other areas including defence and culture.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 23:47 IST