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India and South Korea meet
Jan 17, 2014

Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea (ROK), paid a State Visit to India. During the visit she held a summit meeting with Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India. During the summit meeting, the two leaders discussed ways to promote bilateral relations and exchanged in-depth views on regional and international issues.

The two leaders agreed to set the following policy directions to implement the common vision; first, strengthen bilateral strategic communication channels in the political and security field; second, consolidate the institutional framework for economic cooperation and create more favorable conditions for further expansion of trade and investment; third, deepen mutual understanding by expanding cultural exchanges and people-to-people interactions; and fourth, closely cooperate with each other as partners on the regional and international stages to address common challenges of mankind so as to usher in a new era of prosperity for the international community.

The list of documents signed during the meet are:

  • Agreement on the protection of classified military information: To cooperate in the field of defence and to ensure the protection of classified military information exchanged under this Agreement.

  • Agreement for cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space: It aims at developing further cooperation in the field of prospective technologies for the common benefit of the two countries by involving industry-academia-institute partnerships for translational research leading to the practical application of research and development (R&D) findings, and to cooperate in a joint applied research and development program.

  • MoU on the establishment of Nalanda University: To cooperate in reviving Nalanda University as an international institution that will advance the concept of an Asian community by bringing together future generations in a common objective of making new discoveries of old relationships to realize a unity of minds.

  • MoU on cooperation in the field of cyber security: It aims at developing cooperation between the Parties in the area of Information Security to deter cyber threats and to further improve computer security readiness and raise awareness around the importance of keeping systems secure, and security practices and procedures current and up to date.


Further to enhance cooperative activities under the Cultural Agreement concluded between the Governments of the two countries on 12 August 1974.


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