Modi in South Korea LIVE: Mood has changed, NRIs feel proud of India now, says PM Modi

| Monday, May 18, 2015 - 16:09
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SEOUL: After the successful visit to two nations – China and Mangolia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached South Korea in the last leg of this three-nation tour.

After arriving South Korea, PM Modi on Monday visited the Seoul National Cemetery and paid tributes to Korean veterans.

PM Modi then attended a warm reception by Indian community in Seoul and addressed the Indian Diaspora which had around 1,500 Indians present there.

Here are the key highlights of the event:

2:20 PM: PM Modi addresses joint statement in Seoul

• Thank President for warm welcome
• I am pleased to visit South Korea in my foirst year as India's PM
• I am deeply impressed by Korea's progress
• Focus is on strengthening economic ties
• South Korea is a crucial partner to India
• Both countries have agreed to elevate their bilateral ties to Special Strategic Partnership.
• Both sides have agreed to set up a Joint Working Group on ship building which reflects our seriousness to cooperate in this area
• Korean companies will be participating in India's plans to acquire and manufacture LNG tankers

2:15 PM: Seven bilateral agreements signed

2:12 PM: PM Modi holds talks with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye

2:10 PM: PM Modi gets grand welcome by South Korean President

10:19 AM: PM Modi addresses Indian community in Seoul

• South Korea is Asia's lamp of east
• In last one year world's perception towards India has changed
• Key component of our Foreign Policy is Act East Policy
• Now, there is renewed confidence in India
• Those who left India are now willing to come back
• India seen as fastest growing economy of the world
• 21st century will be Asia's century
• The mood has changed, NRIs feel proud of India now
• Development is the only solution to our problems
• I want to improve life of common Indians
• I aim of toilet in every house
• Path is tough nut we have embraced that path
• You would realise that every country has a problem
• Every poor family should get a house & basic amenities
• Our agenda is development & it's the reason why we are fastest economy
• Nothing can stop India from achieving our goals

9:15 AM: FDI, Trade co-operation, access to Korean market on the agenda

9:12 AM: PM Modi to address India-Republic of Korea CEOs Forum later in the day

9:10 AM: PM to meet South Korean President Park Geun-Hye

8:10 AM: Directly from the airport, PM Modi arrived at the Seoul National Cemetery and pays tribute to Korean veterans

8:05 AM: Indian community welcomes PM Modi in Seoul, South Korea

8:00 AM: PM Modi reaches South Korea and receives a warm welcome

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