Saturday, July 8, 2017

South Korea wants India’s help in tensions with North Korea

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Hindustan Times

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The new government in Seoul hopes to be a partner in Make in India, smart cities, infrastructure projects and defence.

Changing the mindset of North Korea’s ruler Kim Jong-un needs concerted efforts by all international players, including India, said Enna Park, South Korea’s ambassador for public diplomacy. ...
Park has come to India following the election victory of South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, and the impeachment of his predecessor. Seoul is seeking to have a “special strategic partnership” with New Delhi that would include more regular summit-level meetings, talks between the foreign and defence ministries of the two countries, a dialogue of the national security councils and a closer partnership in foreign aid in third countries. ...
She said President Moon Jae-in’s government was dedicated to a foreign policy more embedded in the democratic process. The previous Seoul government carried out foreign policy without any public consultation. “We are practising people’s diplomacy,” and our decisions will be a two-way street with our public.”

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