Wonderful being in Seoul, says Modi to enthusiastic welcome

Photos: Modi's Facebook
Photos: Modi’s Facebook

Seoul (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said it was “wonderful being in Seoul” as he arrived to an enthusiastic welcome from the Indian community.

“Wonderful being in Seoul. My gratitude to the Indian community here for the very warm welcome,” the prime minister tweeted.

Indian community members in large number, waving small tri-colour flags, were at the ROK Airbase to welcome the prime minister, who arrived from Ulan Bator.

“Immense enthusiasm as PM @narendramodi reaches South Korea,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted with a picture of Indian diaspora members enthusiastically greeting the prime minister.

11258192_10155651515000165_2469894178330206630_n“Indian community welcomes PM @narendramodi to South Korea,” the PMO tweeted.

“Annyeonghaseyo to the land of the morning calm! PM @narendramodi arrives in Seoul,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Modi arrived in South Korea from Mongolia on a two-day visit.

After his arrival in Seoul, Modi went to lay a wreath at the Seoul National Cemetery.

He is set to attend a reception by the Indian community, during which 1,500 members will be present.

Later, he will be accorded an official welcome after which he will hold talks with President Park Geun-hye. A number of agreements are to be inked. Both leaders will make press statements.

President Park will host a banquet in honour of the Indian prime minister in the evening.