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India is a very important country in our Indo-Pacific strategy: Park Jin Park Jin
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India is a very important country in our Indo-Pacific strategy: Park Jin

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Apr 2023, 03:48 pm

New Delhi: South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin, who is on a two-day visit to India, has said he is going to discuss manners of enhancing bilateral cooperation and strengthen partnership with India.

He said India is a very important country in his nation's Indo-Pacific strategy.

In an exclusive interview with ANI, Park Jin said India is an essential partner in South Korea's strategy for a peaceful, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.

"This is my first visit to India as the Foreign Minister. This year South Korea and India mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relationship. It is half a century, a long time in our friendship and partnership. I am very happy to visit India to celebrate the special milestone in our bilateral relationship, Park Jin said.

"India is a very important country in our Indo-Pacific strategy, which we announced last year. Korea wants to play its role and responsibility to contribute to freedom, peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. In that sense, India is our essential partner," he added.

The South Korean minister is visiting India between Apr 7 and Apr 8.