President Lee Myung-bak and Indian President Pratibha Patil held a summit on July 25 at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul to discuss ways to expand bilateral cooperation.
The two leaders agreed on the importance of Korea-India ties, which have substantially improved in a variety of sectors since the 2010 agreement to upgrade to a strategic partnership, including diplomacy, security, culture, economy and trade.
Lee and Patil agreed to work to increase the effects of the Korea-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), which took effect on January 1, 2010 by reflecting on the trade environment of the two countries.
|President Lee Myung-bak (right) and Indian President Pratibha Patil held a summit on July 25 at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul (Yonhap News)|
The two leaders signed a nuclear energy cooperation pact, which will allow Korean atomic power firms to enter India’s nuclear energy market.
They also signed a memorandum of understanding on media exchanges and cooperation between Korea and India.
The two leaders also agreed to closely cooperate on key international issues like climate change, and expressed hopes a successful Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul in March 2012.
By Yoon Sojung
Korea.net Staff Writer