Moon Kicks off State Visit to India

  • By Jeong Woo-sang

    July 09, 2018 12:13

    President Moon Jae-in kicked off a four-day state visit to India on Sunday afternoon by visiting the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi, the world's largest Hindu temple.

    On Monday he joins Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong at the ribbon-cutting for a new Samsung smartphone plant in the nearby city of Noida. He sits down for a summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

    President Moon Jae-in (left) and first lady Kim Jung-sook attend a ritual at the Akshardham Temple in New Delhi on Sunday. /Newsis

    After that he embarks on a three-day visit to Singapore, where he will meet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

    He will become the first Korean president to have an orchid in the Singapore Botanic Gardens named after him.

    Each visiting foreign leader has an orchid named in his or her honor.

    Previous honorees include the U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth II, former South African President Nelson Mandela, and Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife.

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