India, South Korea to boost tech, semiconductor cooperation

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his South Korean counterpart Cho Tae-yul co-chaired the meeting

March 7, 2024

The 10th joint commission meeting covered various aspects of the bilateral relationship, including defence, science and technology, trade, and cultural cooperation

Discussions served as a platform for a comprehensive review of bilateral cooperation, addressing common interests and concerns, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region

Perspectives on respective visions and strategies for the Indo-Pacific region were shared during the meeting, reflecting the ongoing dialogue between India and South Korea

Jaishankar's visit to South Koreainvolved meetings with key officials, including Prime Minister, Trade Minister, and the Director of the National Security Office

During a bilateral joint commission meeting in Seoul, India and South Korea explored avenues for expanding cooperation in emerging technologies, semiconductors, green hydrogen, and professional mobility. Co-chaired by External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and his South Korean counterpart Cho Tae-yul, the meeting reviewed collaboration in trade, investments, defence, security, science, technology, and people-to-people exchanges.

The 10th joint commission meeting, as described by Jaishankar in a post on X, was comprehensive and productive, covering various aspects of the expanded bilateral relationship. Discussions encompassed defence, science and technology, trade, and cultural cooperation. The meeting served as a platform for a thorough review of bilateral cooperation, addressing developments of common interest and concern in the Indo-Pacific region. The two sides shared perspectives on their respective regional visions and strategies.

Jaishankar’s visit to South Korea, part of a two-nation tour including Japan, involved meetings with Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, Trade Minister Ahn Dukgeun, and the Director of the National Security Office, Chang Ho-jin. He engaged in interactive discussions with heads of Korean think tanks, academics, businesses, and the Indian diaspora in the Republic of Korea, highlighting India’s foreign policy and the potential for strengthening India-South Korea relations.

Source: Hindustan Times

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