UP, Korea Ink MoU For Collaboration In Several Sectors
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday between the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Gyeongsangbuk-do Province of the Republic of Korea. Under the MoU, educational, economic and cultural relations will be encouraged for progress and development in both the provinces.
A high level delegation led by Lee Cheolwoo, Governor of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province of Republic of Korea (South Korea) arrived in Lucknow for signing of MoU. The MoU signing ceremony was organised in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The MoU was signed by Manoj Kumar Singh, Commissioner, Infrastructure and Industrial Development, on behalf of the Government of Uttar Pradesh and Lee Youngseok, Director General, Bureau of Economic and Industrial Affairs, Gyeongsangbuk-do Province .
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath stressed the importance of this partnership and opening new doors of development and cooperation between the two regions. He said that the MoU signed today is an important step towards enhancing bilateral cooperation between Gyeongsangbuk-do Province of South Korea and Uttar Pradesh. The exchange of expertise in various fields and the promotion of mutual investment will contribute to the prosperity and progress of both.
Welcoming the guests from South Korea, the UP CM said that the dates of Independence Day of both the countries are the same. Both India and South Korea are members of the G-20. The relations between the two countries are centuries old. Two thousand years ago, Ayodhya’s princess Shriratna travelled to South Korea by water route. She was married to King Suro of Jimgwan, after whom she was known as Heo Hwang Ok. The symbol of the Jimgawan kingdom is the twin fish, found in several historical monuments in the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh, including Ayodhya.
The Chief Minister said that big industries like Samsung and LG are considered to be born in South Korea’s GB province. Similarly, Uttar Pradesh is the largest consumer centre with a population of 250 million. Today UP is moving fast towards becoming a one trillion dollar economy. There are endless possibilities of investment in different sectors in Uttar Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion, Lee Cheolwoo, Governor of Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, thanked the Uttar Pradesh government for the warm welcome and hospitality and expressed his commitment to strengthen ties between their province and Uttar Pradesh.
Tourism Minister Jaiveer Singh, Infrastructure and Industrial Development Minister Nand Gopal Nandi, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ayush Dayashankar Mishra ‘Dayalu’, Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra were mainly present in the programme. At the end of the program, the Chief Minister hosted a dinner in honour of the South Korean guests.