The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India Chang Jae-bok, on his maiden visit to Chandigarh, paid a courtesy call to the Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday and evinced interest in the promotion of cultural and educational exchange programmes.
Extending a warm welcome to the delegation, Purohit advocated the need for stronger bonds between the two countries. He suggested enhanced people-to-people contact through cultural exchange programmes and assured as the Chairman of North Zone Cultural Center (NZCC) the facilitation of cultural troupes from the five Northern States of India.
The Governor apprised of the ease of doing business and the one window clearance system for investment in Punjab and suggested that the Korean manufacturing industry would find a very suitable environment for setting up their units in the State. He invited them to be a key partner of ‘Make in India’ initiative by forging business ties and setting up joint ventures in Punjab and Chandigarh.
Chang Jae-bok envisioned a key interest in the promotion of cultural and educational exchange programmes, while making a reference to the study scholarships being extended to various Indian students studying in Korea.
He informed that Korean Embassy is hosting “Korea on the Move” in Chandigarh — an event which is organized by the Embassy with an aim to enhance understanding between South Korea and the Indian States and mutually benefit in diverse sectors, including the promotion of Korean Investment and business in the state and enhancing culture exchanges and developing tourist’s opportunity.
Looking for greater economic cooperation as part of the ‘Korea On the Move’, the Embassy plans to host the ‘Korea-Chandigarh Economic Cooperation Forum’ with the CII and the ‘Korea Fair in Chandigarh’ at the Elante Mall. “The Korean pop songs, drama, and movies are gaining ground with Indian audiences indicating immense interest in each other’s entertainment industry,” he added.