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Visit of the First Lady of Republic of Korea to India

October 31, 2018

At the invitation of the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, H.E. (Mrs.) Kim Jung-sook, First Lady of the Republic of Korea will lead a high-level delegation to India from November 4-7, 2018.

She will be the Chief Guest at the Deepotsav event being organised by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh and the ground-breaking ceremony of the Queen Suriratna (Heo Hwang-ok) Memorial in Ayodhya on 6 November 2018.

Ayodhya and Korea have a deep historical connection through the legendary Princess Suriratna of Ayodhya, who traveled to Korea in 48 CE and married Korean King Suro.

India and Republic of Korea share a Special Strategic Partnership. H.E. Mr. Moon Jae-in, President of Republic of Korea had visited India in July 2018. His visit had imparted new strength to our evolving partnership.

The First Lady’s participation in the festivities in Ayodhya will showcase our close civilisational links as well as the ongoing deepening engagement between our two countries.

New Delhi
October 31, 2018

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