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South Korea backs India’s stance

South Korea on Friday supported India’s stance against terrorism, emanating from Pakistan, as Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan apprised its President Park Geun Hye about the surgical strike carried out by the Indian army on terror camps across the Line of Control (LoC).

The issue came up when Mahajan, who is leading a Parliamentary delegation, called on the President here.
 
The Speaker informed the Korean President about the “strong action” taken by India against terrorism, said a statement issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.

Apprising Park about continuous terrorist activities being carried out from the territory of Pakistan, Mahajan said, “India believes in non-violence and peace, but it will not hesitate to use its retaliatory power to safeguard its interests.”

“While supporting India’s strong views on terrorism, Park condemned terrorism of every type,” the statement read. The President said India and South Korea stand together against terrorism.

The two leaders also discussed about the progress made on the issues relating to strategic partnership built during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May last year. 

During discussions on economic ties and other subjects, it emerged that South Korea is a natural partner of India for economic development, the statement said.

Both the leaders also discussed security issues concerning North-East Asia.

Park expressed her concerns on the continuous development of atomic missile technology by North Korea and appreciated the response of India on the fifth muclear test conducted by North Korea recently.
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