PM Narendra Modi meets Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met South Korea's first lady Kim Jung-sook who is visiting India at Modis invitation.
Jung-sook will be the chief guest at "Deepotsav" event being organised by the Uttar Pradesh government, and at the ground-breaking ceremony of the new Memorial of Queen Suriratna (Heo Hwang-ok) in Ayodhya on Tuesday.
"In their meeting today (Monday), Modi and Jung-sook discussed the deep civilisational and spiritual links between India and Korea, and exchanged views on promoting people-to-people exchanges," an official release said.
Ayodhya and Korea have a deep historical connection through the legendary Princess Suriratna of Ayodhya, who traveled to Korea in 48 CE and married Korean King Suro, it said.
Jung-sook congratulated Modi on being awarded the Seoul Peace Prize.
"The Prime Minister warmly recalled the successful visit of President Moon Jae-in to India in July this year which imparted fresh momentum to India-South Korea Special Strategic Partnership," it said.