PM Modi holds bilateral talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at G20 Summit in Japan's Osaka

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New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 28, 2019, 12:12 PM(IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds bilateral meeting with President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in. Photograph:( ANI )

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During their meeting, the two leaders expressed mutual desire to synergise India's Act East Policy with South Korea's New Southern Policy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held bilateral talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of G20 Summit in Japan's Osaka.

"A natural partnership strengthened by historical ties. On the margins of #G20 Summit PM @narendramodi had a good meeting with President of Republic of Korea," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

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During their meeting, the two leaders expressed mutual desire to synergise India's Act East Policy with South Korea's New Southern Policy.

The main focus of India's Act East Policy is to shift the country's trading focus from the west and neighbours to the booming South East Asian countries.

The Moon administration's 'New Southern Policy' focuses on South Korea's development of its relations with Southeast Asia and ASEAN.

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After the meeting, PM Modi tweeted saying, "It is always special to meet my good friend, President Moon Jae-in. He is extremely passionate about furthering friendship between India and the Republic of Korea. Today, we talked about various steps to enhance trade, economic and people-to-people relations."

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PM Modi also held bilateral talks with Crown Prince Salman and US President Donald Trump.

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