Monday, November 29, 1999

India suggests usage of its launch vehicles for ROK satellites

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New Delhi, Jun 17 (PTI)India and South Korea today discussed a host of bilateral issues with External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, who is on a official visit there, suggesting that South Korean satellites could be launched by Indian launch vehicles. Describing the 40 minute meeting between Krishna and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak as "constructive and fruitful", the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement that the two leaders underscored the importance of increasing people-to-people exchanges to bolster the bilateral strategic partnership. Recalling his "landmark" visit here this year as the chief guest at Indias Republic Day celebrations, Lee appreciated Krishna''s visit to Seoul for the 6th Joint Commission meeting (JCM), soon after his own, which would give further impetus to bilateral relations and the initiatives announced during his visit to India. Krishna also suggested a bust of Rabindranath Tagore, who had described Korea as the Lamp of the East, be installed at a prominent location in Seoul. Warming to the idea, President Lee said he would make a strong recommendation to the concerned city authorities to identify a suitable location for installing the of Tagore in 2011, the 150th birth anniversary of the Nobel Laureate. Referring to the MOU for cooperation signed last January between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), Krishna suggested ROK satellites could be launched by Indian launch vehicles. President Lee agreed with the suggestion and asked his officials to do the necessary follow-up. Krishna also interacted with prominent members of the Indian community and apprised them about the strategic partnership between the two countries. He said bilateral ties were on the cusp of a major take-off and exhorted the Indian community to assist the process as well as to make the best use of emerging opportunities for greater trade and investment. Krishna will be co-chairing the 6th India-ROK Joint Commission Meeting with his South Korean counterpart tomorrow. PTI PYK.

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