PM Modi Conferred With Seoul Peace Prize

Seoul Peace Prize
PM Modi Conferred With Seoul Peace Prize

PM Modi Conferred With Seoul Peace Prize

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with 2018 Seoul Peace Prize on Friday on his two-day visit to South Korea. PM Modi is visiting for the second time to the country to strengthen the special strategic partnership between the two nations. PM Modi paid tributes to the Korean soldiers at the National Cemetery.

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Narendra Modi was selected from over 1300 proposed candidates from around the world. In 1999, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan received this highest South Korean award. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Bangladesh Muhammad Yunus, former United Nation Secretary-General South Korean Ban Ki-moon, were some of the recipients of this award in the previous years.

During the ceremony, the South Korean presenter enlisted PM Modi’s achievements that led to this honour. After accepting the award, PM Modi said, “The Seoul Peace Prize does not belong to me, it is dedicated to the people of India and our country’s culture of peace and harmony. It’s for the success India has achieved in the last 5 years, powered by the skills of 1.3 billion people. The success that India has achieved in the last 5 years is due to aspirations, inspiration and efforts of the people of India. On their behalf, I accept the Award and express my gratitude.”

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PM Modi further said, “I would like to quote a portion of the 1988 Olympics Theme Song, as it captures the hopeful spirit for a better tomorrow for all- ‘Hand in hand, we stand, all across the land, we can make this world, a better place in which to live.”

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held bilateral talks on cooperation for trade, investment, security.