How did South Korea First Lady prep for upcoming India visit? By watching 'Dangal'

Written By: Manish Shukla WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jul 04, 2018, 08:05 PM(IST)

File photo: Kim Jung-sook is the First Lady of the Republic of Korea and spouse of Moon Jae-in, the 12th President of South Korea. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Ahead of South Korean President Moon Jae-in's India visit, his wife Kim Jung-sook watched Aamir Khan-starrer 'Dangal' which created box office record in India after its release in December 2016. President Moon is coming to India on a three-day visit on July 8.
 
Korean First Lady Kim watched the film with a group of Indian students. Appreciating the movie, she said there are many similarities between India and South Korea and both countries "give importance to family values".
 
The students were elated to be with Kim Jung-sook and some of them even clicked selfies with the South Korean First Lady.
 
Many South Korean companies are very popular in India, but the number of tourists and students are very less in comparison to Europe and the United States of America. South Korea is trying to change that and President Moon's visit is seen as a step in this regard.
 
During his visit, President Moon will hold a summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi where their discussions are expected to focus on economic cooperation. Having been invited by Modi, Moon will also meet with President Ram Nath Kovind on his first visit to the country, his presidential office said in a statement.
 
South Korea's presidential Blue House added India is becoming a crucial partner for Seoul not only in terms of the economy but regarding its plans for peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula as well.
 
There are not many Indian students in South Korea, but those who study there say the country is very safe for foreigners. The language was initially a barrier for these students, but now they have mastered it and are very happy there. They said South Koreans are diligent and hard-working.

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South Korea has started a scholarship programme for Indian students making it easier for them to study there.

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South Korea established formal ties with India in 1973.
 
After his visit to India, Moon will also visit Singapore from July 11 to 13, the Blue House said, and give a speech on his vision and policies for permanent peace on the Korean peninsula as well as cooperation with Asian countries in the region.

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