Seoul: Referring to Pulwama terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday that it was time for the global community to come together to combat such problems. (Also read: PM Modi Calls For Action Against Terror-backing Nations, Saudi Arabia Says ‘We’re With India’) Also Read - South Korea Puts Up Breathtaking Drone Show to Thank Doctors, Remind People About Covid-19 Measures
Addressing the media after his meeting with South Korea President Moon Jae In, PM Modi said, “I express my gratitude to President Moon for his condolences on Pulwama attack and support against terror. An MoU signed between the two countries today will further take forward our counter-terrorism agenda.” Also Read - Reliance Jio Launches Free Video-Conferencing App JioMeet, 1 Lakh Users Download it Instantly
The MoU, signed between India’s Home Ministry and the National Police Agency of Korea, would “enhance our counter-terrorism cooperation. And, the time has come for the global community to move ahead of things, to unite in opposing the problem,” said the PM. Also Read - Karnataka's 'Man of Ponds' Rewarded Lifetime Free Bus Services for Digging 16 Ponds
He said that the Defence sector was a crucial part of the country’s growing partnership with South Korea. “An example of this is the induction of K-9 Vajra artillery gun in the Indian Army,” adding that the two countries had agreed to build a roadmap on defence technology and co-production to push forward cooperation in defence production.
Lauding South Korea First Lady for attending ‘Deepotsav’ in Ayodhya last year, PM Modi said while it was a matter of prestige for India, the visit also symbolised the century-old relationship between the two countries and has made the current generation both eager and curious about the other nation.
The PM also mentioned how he would be accepting the Seoul Peace Prize 2018. Refusing to call it his personal achievement, PM Modi said he would “accept it as a symbol of the goodwill and affection of the Korean people to the people of India”.
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi and President Moon Jae-in held talks on enhancing bilateral cooperation in key areas including trade, investment, defence and security.
PM Modi was accorded an official reception at the Blue House, the executive office and official residence of the South Korean President here. He also met First lady Kim Jung-sook.