The 7th India-Republic of Korea Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) was held in New Delhi today. The Indian side was led by External Affairs Minister, Shri Salman Khurshid, while the Republic of Korea (ROK) side was led by Foreign Minister Mr. Yun Byung-se. The Indian delegation included representatives of the Ministries of External Affairs, Defence, Civil Aviation, Shipping, Commerce & Industry and the Government of Odisha.
The two Ministers conducted a comprehensive review of bilateral relations, which have been upgraded to a Strategic Partnership and have acquired range and depth over the past few years. Noting that high level political exchanges had imparted momentum to the relationship, they discussed the possibility of a visit to India by ROK President Madame Park Geun-hye in early 2014.
The JCM deliberated on ways to add strategic and economic content to bilateral ties including in the political, security, trade, investment, consular, scientific and cultural spheres. Regional and international issues of mutual interest were also discussed.
Foreign Minister Yun invited External Affairs Minister to visit Seoul next year for the 8th India-ROK Joint Commission Meeting at a mutually convenient time.
November 09, 2013