PM Narendra Modi visits National Cemetery in Seoul, pays homage to fallen soldiers

• Recently, the Prime Minister of India visited South Korea (Republic of Korea).

• Prime Minister was honored with the Seoul Peace Prize during the visit.

Outcome of Visit

• During the visit, a number of agreements were signed.

• MoU on the release of commemorative postal stamp on Queen Hur (Suriratna), a legendary Princess of Ayodhya, who went to Korea in AD 48 and married King Kim-Suro.

• MoU was signed to continue operations of Korea Plus- an organization that facilitates investments by Korean companies in India.

• Korea Plus was operationalized in June 2016, and comprises representatives from the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Energy of South Korea, Korea Trade-Investment and Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and Invest India.

• MoU on Start-up Cooperation, Cooperation in Broadcasting, cooperation in road and transport infrastructure development.

• MoU on Combating Transnational Crime And Developing Police Cooperation.

Seoul Peace Prize

• The Seoul Peace Prize was established in 1990 to commemorate the success of the 24th Olympic Games held in Seoul, Republic of Korea – an event in which 160 nations from across the world took part, creating harmony and friendship and a worldwide atmosphere of peace and reconciliation.

• The Seoul Peace Prize has been awarded biennially to those individuals who have made their mark through contributions to the harmony of mankind, reconciliation between nations and to world peace.

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Mains Paper 2: International Relations

Prelims level: Seoul Peace Prize

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