South Korean President Moon Jae-in pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited Rajghat and paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi here on Tuesday. Moon Jae was accompanied by his wife Kim Jung-sook and Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh among other officials. After paying homage, President Moon signed the visitor's book and was presented with a bust of Mahatma Gandhi. Earlier in the day, President Moon was accorded a ceremonial reception and inspected a guard of honour at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Thereafter, the South Korean President met his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other high-ranking officials. Later in the day, Prime Minister Modi will hold official talks with President Moon at Hyderabad House, which will be followed by an official lunch. The two leaders will also address the India-South Korea CEOs roundtable.
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In the evening, President Moon will once again meet his counterpart President Kovind, who will host a banquet for the visiting dignitary and his delegation at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He will leave from New Delhi on Wednesday morning. On Sunday, President Moon arrived in India on a three-day visit. This is his first-ever state visit to the country after he took over as the President last year. The South Korean President is leading a delegation comprising senior members of his cabinet, officials as well as industry captains. A number of agreements are likely to be signed during the visit.