South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted a comprehensive review of their countries’ bilateral Special Strategic Partnership during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
The discussions encompassed various facets of this partnership, with a particular focus on trade and investment and emerging technology areas like electric vehicle (EV) battery technology.
Prime Minister Modi described the meeting as “extensive,” reflecting the depth of the deliberations between the two leaders. The encounter occurred during the 18th G20 Summit, where President Yoon Suk Yeol participated.
India’s Ministry of External Affairs released a statement highlighting the significant milestone of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and South Korea. During their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Yoon Suk Yeol conducted a comprehensive review of their bilateral Special Strategic Partnership.
India, an ambient advertising campaign titled “50 Years of Friendship and Trust to the Shining Future of Korea and India” graced the streets of New Delhi earlier this week.
Prime Minister Modi, in a tweet, expressed the extensive nature of their deliberations, reaffirming their commitment to bolstering commercial and cultural ties between India and the Republic of Korea.
During his visit to India for the 18th G20 Summit, President Yoon Suk Yeol, accompanied by his spouse, actively participated in the summit’s proceedings. The summit, hosted at the newly inaugurated Bharat Mandapam in the national capital, witnessed the South Korean leader’s presence across all three sessions.
Additionally, President Yoon joined other world leaders in a visit to the Rajghat memorial on the summit’s second day, reflecting the spirit of international collaboration and diplomacy.
Of the G20 sessions, President Yoon was scheduled to deliver messages during both Session 1 and Session 3, where all member states had the opportunity to share their perspectives. Session 1, held on the morning of the 9th, revolved around the theme of ‘One Earth’ and facilitated discussions on critical topics such as climate change, environmental concerns, and energy transition.
Following this, on the morning of the 10th, Session 3, centered on the theme of ‘One Future,’ addressed issues related to technology, digital advancements, and reforms in multilateralism, underscoring the multifaceted nature of global challenges and cooperation.
Alongside President Yoon’s active participation in the summit, he was set to engage in bilateral meetings on the summit’s sidelines, including the MIKTA Summit on October 10.
Additionally, President Yoon was scheduled to conduct bilateral meetings with leaders from six countries: Argentina, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Turkmenistan, and the Comoros.