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India, S Korea agree to enhance bilateral trade
Jul 11, 2018

India and South Korea on Tuesday agreed to urther strengthen their Comprehensive Economic Partnership (CEPA) following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in New Delhi.
 
We have taken an important step in the form of an Early Harvest Package to further upgrade our Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, Prime Minister Modi said in a joint address to the media along with Moon after the meeting. 
 
Keeping in view the future of our relationship and the rapid technology changes across the world, we have decided to set up an Innovation Cooperation Centre and form a Future Strategy Group, he said.
 
Modi lauded Korean companies for not only investing in India but also creating employment opportunities under the Make in India initiative.
 
Korean companies have become household names in India for their commitment to quality of their products, he said.
 
Following Tuesday's talks, the two sides also released a Vision Document to further strengthen their Special Strategic Partnership.
 
Our focus is to further strengthen our Special Strategic Partnership, the Prime Minister said. Economic and commercial ties is an important pillar of this.
 
The India-South Korea relationship was elevated to that of a Special Strategic Partnership during Modi's visit to that country in 2015.
 
The Prime Minister also said that India's Act East Policy that seeks to strengthen ties with Southeast Asia has natural commonalities with President Moon's New Southern Policy
    

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