Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in took the Delhi Metro to travel to Noida in Uttar Pradesh for the inauguration of a Samsung Electronics facility.
Samsung’s facility in Noida is being touted as the world’s largest mobile phone production unit.
PM Modi and President Moon were seen engaged in conversation inside a coach of the Metro on the Blue Line which connects the western part of Delhi to Noida. Photos and videos posted by the PMO on Twitter showed the two leaders waving to a group of enthusiastic commuters at the Yamuna Bank station.
“On board the world-class Delhi Metro with President Moon Jae-in. We are headed to Noida…do not miss the iconic Akshardham Temple in the background! @moonriver365,” wrote the PM on Twitter.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 9, 2018
Before leaving for Noida, the PM accompanied the South Korean President to the Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi where the two paid respects to Mahatma Gandhi and rang the peace gong.
Earlier today, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met President Moon and discussed ways to elevate the Special Strategic Partnership between the two countries by expanding ties across several sectors.
“Shared commitment to values of democracy, open society and liberal international order! EAM @SushmaSwaraj called on President of Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in. Positive discussion on further elevating the Special Strategic Partnership by expanding ties across several sectors,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet.
Moon Jae-in arrived in India on Sunday evening on a four-day state visit. He visited Akshardham Temple in New Delhi after his arrival.