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South Korean Prez arrives in India for four-day visit

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

South Korean arrived here today on his first state visit to during which he will hold talks with on key issues such as the situation on the Korean peninsula, and ways to boost trade and defence cooperation.

Moon was received here by Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh, ministry said.

Moon will hold talks with Modi on Tuesday during his four-day visit, which expects would open new avenues for expanding the bilateral partnership, particularly in the economic domain.

Ahead of the visit, a in Moon's office in had said that the leaders will focus on expanding "future-oriented cooperation" between the two countries.

There has been an upswing in India's defence cooperation with and both sides are expected to explore ways to enhance it.

We expect to cover bilateral, regional and global issues during talks the will have with different dignitaries. We expect the visit to open new avenues for the expansion of our partnership, particularly in the economic domain," Kumar had said.

Vice M Venkaiah Naidu and are expected to call on the visiting leader tomorrow. Moon will also attend the India-business forum during the visit

The South Korean President along with Modi will visit the Gandhi Smriti tomorrow. They will also visit a plant in Noida.

The two leaders will also address an India-Republic of CEOs round table.

During the visit, Moon will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind, who will host a banquet in his honour.

Modi visited in May 2015 during which the bilateral partnership was elevated to a special strategic partnership.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 22:15 IST