Seoul(web team): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought unity among Asian countries and said they must work as Asians to shape the world and reform the global institutions of governance, including the United Nations.
"If Asia must rise as one, Asia should no longer think of itself in regional fragments," Prime Minister Modi said at the VI Asia Leadership Conference in South Korean capital Seoul.
Noting that Asia of rivalries will hold the continent back, he asked the Asian countries to draw upon their shared heritage and youthful energy to pursue a common purpose.
"Asia of unity will shape the world," Modi said, adding that India seeks an Asia of shared prosperity, where the success of one nation becomes the strength of the other.
8:41 IST Tuesday, 19 May 2015
List of Korean members of India - ROK CEO's Forum
8:39 IST Tuesday, 19 May 2015
President Park and PM Modi attend First India-ROK CEO's Forum
- India was, and is a land of potential
- Our hardware and our software, your car making skills and our design abilities, your steel making skills and our resources of iron ore, Your ship building capability and our Port led development, your expertise in infra and housing and India's needs can create win win partnership
- Korea ranks only 14th in FDI flows into India. So potential for bilateral cooperation is vast
- I have always been fascinated by Korea. How are country of the size of Gujarat can achieve so much progress
- President Park: Modinomics and Korea's 3.0 economic plan can combine to become central drivers for lifting the global economy.
- President Park proposes strengthened co-operation between India and Korea in manufacturing, creative economy and new energy industries
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7:55 IST Tuesday, 19 May 2015
PM Modi at Cheonggyecheon Stream
6:50 IST Tuesday, 19 May 2015
6:40 IST Tuesday, 19 May 2015
PM Modi at VI Asian Leaders Conference
- We must work as Asians to reform the global institutions of governance, including the United Nations and its Security Council.
- India seeks an Asia of shared prosperity, where the success of one nation becomes the strength of the other.
- The future I dream for India is the future I seek for our neighbours. Our growth must be more inclusive within and across nations'.
- If Asia must rise as one, Asia should no longer think of itself in regional fragments.
- Reverence for nature is part of our shared heritage. Combating climate change is in our enlightened self interest.
- As some of us in Asia become more prosperous we must be prepared to share our resources and markets with those who need them.
- Growth must be more inclusive within & across nations. This is the obligation of national governments but also a regional responsibility.
- Korea's economic miracle and global leadership in technology has made the promise of the Asian Century more real.
- Asia's re-emergence is the greatest phenomenon of our era. It started in Japan & then extended to China, Korea & Southeast Asian nations
- It is a great honour to share the stage with President Park and Sheikha Mozah.
Updates from Modi's Seoul visit
14:15 IST Monday, 18 May 2015
PM Modi speaks at Joint Press Meet
- The visit to Korea has just begun but it is already very productive.
- We will also establish a channel – Korea Plus – to facilitate their investment and operations in India.
- President Park & I see vast opportunities for Korean companies to participate in our ‘Make in India’ Mission.
- I am pleased that we have agreed to upgrade the bilateral relationship to ‘Special Strategic Partnership
- We consider Korea a crucial partner in India's economic modernisation
- Korea's rapid progress has made the vision of an Asian century stronger
- Korea's economic rise had left me deeply impressed
- I am pleased to visit Republic of Korea in the first year of my Government
- Great pleasure to visit Republic of Korea. I sincerely thank President Park for the warm welcome and hospitality
15:12 IST Monday, 18 May 2015
7 Bilateral Agreements signed in areas ranging from taxation to transport.
12:30 IST Monday, 18 May 2015
PM Modi and President Park Geun-hye meet in Seoul.
12:30 IST Monday, 18 May 2015
Official Welcoming Ceremony in honour of the PM in Seoul at the President's Official Residence, Cheong Wa Dae
10:55 IST Monday, 18 May 2015
PM Narendra Modi addresses Indian Community in Seoul
- Development is not about big roads & buildings. It's about a change in quality of life. For instance,I want every home to have a toilet.
- The path is tough but we have embraced that path. The solution to all problems is development.
- Today people are excited to come to India. This is the mood that has changed. And after all, the people make the Nation.
- In the last one year the world's perception about India has changed. India is being seen as the fastest growing economy of the world.
- I am starting my visit to Korea by meeting all of you.
8:14 IST Monday, 18 May 2015
PM Modi pays his tributes.
7:40 IST Monday, 18 May 2015
PM Modi arrives in Seoul
To address a community
Modi will address a community reception where about 1,500 members of the Indian community are expected to attend before getting into talks with the Korean President.
To address Korea CEOs Forum
Modi, who is keen to woo Korean investments in India, will address India-Republic of Korea CEOs Forum, which would also be attended by the Korean President.
The Prime Minister will follow this up with meetings with some of the heads of Korean companies that are willing to invest in India or have already invested in India.
Modi will visit Hyundai Heavy Industries
Modi will also visit the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in the backdrop of shipbuilding emerging as an important area of cooperation between the two countries.
Bilateral Trade and Investment
Considerable significance is being attached to this visit, the first state visit to be exchanged between India and South Korea since the change of government in India in May last year.
Bilateral trade is about USD 16 billion and the two sides are keen to see that it goes up substantially. There are 300 Korean companies which have invested about USD 3 billion in India. They employ about 40,000 workers in India.
India's investment in South Korea is close to USD two billion. Indian companies are looking forward to greater access in Korea to pharmaceutical and IT products.