Thursday, 12 July 2018

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's recent visit to India

Last updated on 13th July 2018

I had shared some pics and videos related to South Korean President Moon Jae-in's recent visit to India, on Facebook. This blog post is based on those shares on Facebook.

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[Indian PM Narendra Modi:] Pictures from the ceremonial welcome for Mr. Moon Jae-in, the President of the Republic of Korea.

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----- has a video on "Ceremonial reception of the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, at Rashtrapati Bhavan".

[Indian PM Narendra Modi:] A partnership powered by technology and innovation.

President Moon Jae-in and I inaugurated Samsung Mobile's new production unit in Noida. This is a special moment for India’s manufacturing sector.

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In my Facebook share of the above at, I wrote the following:

Wonderful to see such flowering of ties between South Korea and India. Great to see Samsung set up this manufacturing facility for mobiles in India. BTW I am watching this on a Samsung TFT monitor!

Really happy to see democracy, free enterprise and trade in/between two sovereign Asian countries of South Korea and India, flourish. My prayers to God for these ties to grow and result in closer people-to-people ties between South Korea and India.

I should also add that as an Indian, I was treated well by South Koreans during my stay in Seoul, South Korea for around 2 months in the early 1990s when I went there for a software project. I have nice memories of my stay there including having some super-spicy Kimchi! :-).

So I am really glad to see this industrialization partnership in high-tech area between South Korea and India. I now live in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, and so am very happy about another South Korean industrial firm, Kia Motors, setting up a manufacturing plant in nearby Penukonda.

I also added a similar (or same) comment to above Facebook post of (Indian PM) Narendra Modi.

This Times of India Facebook post,, had the following text, "It is expected to manufacture nearly 120 million mobile phones." and shared this Times of India article: Samsung mobile unit in Noida to have world’s largest production capacity,, 9th July 2018


13th July 2018 Update

Here's a relevant editorial article in The Hindu today (13th July 2018), Moon shine: on India-South Korea ties, Its concluding sentence is: "At a time when U.S. foreign policy is capricious and unpredictable, and China’s is making purposeful moves towards global domination, it is important that the South Korea-India partnership grows and consolidates, to contribute to stability in the region." I completely agree with this concluding sentence.

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