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India and South Korea inked pacts in different areas including trade and commerce

Jan 16, 2014 16:04 IST

India and South Korea have signed many pacts in different areas on 16 January 2014 to deepen economic cooperation and bolster defence engagements in New Delhi. The agreements were signed after delegation level talks between Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India and Park Geun-hye, the President of South Korea in New Delhi.

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List of Documents signed during the state visit of President of Republic of Korea to India (15-18 January 2014)

S.No.

Title

Signatory from India

Signatory from Republic of Korea

Remarks

1.

Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Korea and the Government of the Republic of India on the Protection of Classified Military Information

A K Antony, Defence Minister

Yun Byung-se, Foreign Minister of ROK

To cooperate in the field of defence and to ensure the protection of classified military information exchanged under this Agreement

2.

Implementing agreement between Indian Space Research Organisation And Korea Aerospace Research Institute For Cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space

Dr. K Radhakrishnan, Chairman, ISRO, Secretary, Dept. of Space

Kim Seung-Jo, President, Korea Aerospace Research Institute

To promote the peaceful uses of outer space in the interests of international cooperation at regional and global level

3.

Memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of the Republic of Korea and the Ministry of Science and Technology of The Republic of India on a Joint Applied Research And Development Programme in Science and Technology

Shri Salman Khurshid, External Affairs Minister

Mr. Choi Mun-Kee, Minister, Science, ICT and Future Planning

To develop further cooperation in the field of prospective technologies for the common benefit of the two countries by involving industry-academia-institute partnerships for translational research leading to the practical application of research and development (R&D) findings, and to cooperate in a joint applied research and development program

4.

Cultral Exchange Programme between the Government of The Republic of India And the Government of The Republic of Korea for the years 2014-2017

Ravindra Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Culture

Dr. Lee Joon- Gyu, Ambassador of RoK in India

To enhance cooperative activities under the Cultural Agreement concluded between the Governments of the two countries on 12 August 1974

5.

Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of Nalanda University

Vishnu Prakash, Ambassador of India to RoK

Dr. Lee Joon- Gyu, Ambassador of RoK in India

To cooperate in reviving Nalanda University as an international institution that will advance the concept of an Asian community by bringing together future generations in a common objective of making new discoveries of old relationships to realize a unity of minds

6.

Agreement on Cooperation between Doordarshan and Korea International Broadcasting Foundation (Arirang Tv)

Tripurari Sharan, Director General, Doordarshan

Shon Jie-ae, CEO, Arirang TV

To develop and strengthen mutual friendly relations in the field of Broadcasting with the aim of leading to greater understanding between the two countries

7.

Joint Declaration of Intent Between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of The Republic of India and the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of the Republic of Korea on Cooperation in the Field of Information and Communications Technology

Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications & IT

Choi Mun-Kee, Minister, Science, ICT and Future Planning

To promote, facilitate and support joint ventures, joint initiatives and markets in the ICT sector

8.

Memorandum of Understanding between Controller of Certifying Authorities (Cca) of the Republic of India of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) of the Republic of Korea on Cooperation and Information Exchange for Development of an Arrangement for Mutual Recognition of Certifying Authorities

T.A. Khan, Controller of Certifying Authorities

Jin-Soo Lim, Vice Head of Korea Certification Authority Central, Korea Internet & Security Agency

To develop cooperation between the parties for facilitating development of an arrangement which will provide such Mutual Recognition of the certifying Authorities of the two countries

9.

Memorandum Of Understanding between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In) of Department of Electronics & Information Technology of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Republic of India And Korea Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (Krcert/Cc) Of Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) of the Republic of Korea on Cooperation in the Field of Cyber Security

Dr. Gulshan Rai, DG, CERT-In

Kijoo Lee, President, KISA

to develop cooperation between the Parties in the area of Information Security to deter cyber threats and to further improve computer security readiness and raise awareness around the importance of keeping systems secure, and security practices and procedures current and up to date

 The pacts signed between the two countries include
• Protection of Classified Military Information
• Peaceful use of space and establishment of Nalanda University

The President of South Korea welcomed the Prime Minister of India for offering development of joint defence hardware production.

This visit of the South Korean President will help in strengthening the strategic partnerships between the two countries. For stronger India-Korea relations, sustained trade growth with the expansion of the economic exchanges is necessary. At present India and South Korea have robust economic relationships. In 2012, the bilateral trade between the two countries was over 18 billion dollars.

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Park Geu-hye President of South Korea is on a visit of India which started on 15 January and ends on 18 January 2014. She was accorded ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on 16 January 2014. The South Korean President is accompanied by a delegation which includes the Foreign Minister, the Minister for Science and the Minister for Trade and Industry. Her India-visit started after a week of clearance of the POSCO Steel Company project in India.

 

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