President Moon and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a summit on 22nd last month at the Blue House. The two leaders checked on the implementation of the ‘visions for people, co-growth, peace and future’ agreed between them during the summit held last July in India. They then exchanged opinions of substantializing the special strategic partnership between the two countries.
Moon showed his gratitude to Modi for extending the current residence permit to 3 years from 1 year for Korean visitors as well as issuing group tourism visa for Koreans. They praised that the trade volume between the two countries reached US$21.6 billion as of 2018 and agreed to make it US$50 billion by 2030. They also agreed to encourage Korean companies to engage in railway/port infrastructure projects and agricultural/ marine industries in India.
Moon and Al-Nahyan hold summit
President Moon and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed AI Nahyan held a summit on 27th last month at the Blue House. They shared the same view that the terms of the agreement signed when Moon visited the UAE have been duly implemented.
Moon said “We agreed to raise the diplomatic ties to a strategic partnership on the summit last time and I’m pleased the cooperation between the two countries is progressing in many areas. It is notable that the UAE has become the country that Korean companies are exporting the most and receiving orders the most among all countries in the Middle East.”
After the summit, Moon and Al-Nahyan signed 8 MOUs that contains avoidance of double taxation. 80 political, economic and academic leaders including Lee Jae-yong (Samsung), Chey Tae-won (SK) and Huh Chang-soo (GS) attended the luncheon held on the last day of the summit.
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