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S. Korea, India agree to hold meeting of vice defense, foreign ministers this year

2017/03/28 23:09

SEOUL, March 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and India agreed to hold a meeting of their vice defense and foreign ministers this year in a move to bolster their "strategic cooperation" on political and security areas, Seoul's foreign ministry said Tuesday.

The agreement over the "two-plus-two meeting" was announced after Seoul's First Vice Foreign Ministry Lim Sung-nam held talks with his counterpart Preeti Saran and Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh during his three-day stay in India, which ends on Wednesday.

"(The two sides) agreed to strengthen strategic cooperation in the realms of politics and security by activating bilateral high-level consultation channels," the ministry said in a press release.

During his visit, Lim discussed with top Indian officials a range of issues, including bolstering cooperation in trade, investment, infrastructure development, culture and tourism, the ministry said.

This photo, taken on Feb. 23, 2017, shows First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam speaking during a parliamentary session at the National Assembly in Seoul. (Yonhap) This photo, taken on Feb. 23, 2017, shows First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam speaking during a parliamentary session at the National Assembly in Seoul. (Yonhap)

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