India,S Korea discuss space,nuclear ties

They agreed to step up cooperation in the spheres of maritime and cyber security.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:September 3, 2013 2:25 am

India and South Korea Monday discussed the potential for space and nuclear cooperation,upgrading of the bilateral trade and economic ties and collaboration in defence production.

The two sides held their 3rd India-Republic of Korea Foreign Policy and Security Dialogue (FPSD) in Seoul.

The Indian side was led by Ashok K Kantha,Secretary (East),Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). The South Korean side was led by First Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Kim Kyou-hyun.

They also discussed the potential for space and nuclear cooperation,upgrading of the bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and collaboration in defence production,according to a statement released by the Ministry of External Affairs.

They agreed to step up cooperation in the spheres of maritime and cyber security. The two sides discussed the possible outcomes from South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s forthcoming visit to India.

Discussing regional and international subjects of mutual interest,the sides agreed to step up coordination on East Asian regional issues.

South Korea also provided a briefing on the situation in the Korean Peninsula. Views were also exchanged on the recent developments in Afghanistan.

It was agreed that the 4th India-South Korea Foreign Policy and Security Dialogue will be held at New Delhi at a mutually convenient time

in 2014.

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