PM Narendra Modi, South Korean President Moon Jae-in visit Gandhi Smriti
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday visited Gandhi Smriti to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. During their visit, the two leaders listened to a few of Mahatma Gandhi's favourite bhajans sung by classical singer Vidya Shah. The South Korean President is on a three-day visit to India, having arrived in New Delhi on Sunday evening. He and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, were received by Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh. Gandhi Smriti is a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, situated on Tees January Road in the capital. It is the location where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on January 30, 1948.
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On July 10, he will be accorded a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Following this, Prime Minister Modi will then hold official talks with President Moon at Hyderabad House, which will be followed by an official lunch.
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The two leaders will also address the India-South Korea CEOs Roundtable.
In the evening, President Moon will meet his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind, who will also host a banquet for the visiting dignitary and his delegation at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
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This is President Moon's first-ever state visit to India after he took over as the President last year. A number of agreements are likely to be signed during the visit.