During their meeting in Seoul on Friday, the Indian Ambassador to South Korea, Amit Kumar, and the CEO of The Korea Herald, Choi Jin-young, reached an agreement that they would work together to investigate potential avenues for collaboration and to combine their efforts to increase awareness of India in South Korea and vice versa.
The newly appointed Indian ambassador in September stated a desire to deepen the bilateral ties between India and South Korea, which would mark its 50th anniversary the following year. The appointment of the ambassador took place in September.
“I have no doubt in my mind that in the next ten years, India will move up from its present position as the fifth biggest economy in the world to take the third spot…. And South Korea was able to accomplish a great deal of success in the past because to its remarkable prowess in the manufacturing sector. “As a result, I think there will be many opportunities (for the two nations) to build synergies,” Kumar said as he was touring the headquarters of Herald Corp. in the central district of Seoul.
In addition to remarking on the new Indo-Pacific strategy implemented by the Yoon Suk-yeol administration and how it would expand South Korea’s vision for India, the ambassador expressed hope that the two nations would increase their strategic and security cooperation in the near future.
During the course of the conversation, Kumar and Choi shared their respective perspectives on the several approaches of raising understanding of other cultures. As a result of what he saw and did during his time in South Korea over the last two months, the ambassador has voiced his optimism on the prospect of increasing knowledge about India among Koreans, as well as about South Korea among Indians.
“The Korea Herald will continue to take an active role in bringing attention to India in South Korea,” Choi has said that they are looking forward to working with the Indian Embassy.
Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. Kumar and Choi discussed their hopes to explore areas in which they can work together to connect businesses, industry stakeholders, and industry experts from both countries in celebration of this milestone.
Choi sent an invitation to the Indian Embassy to participate in an economic event that would be hosted by The Korea Herald in the next year. Choi made the offer public.
Before being appointed to his current position in September, the ambassador’s most recent position was that of consul general of India in Chicago, which is located in the United States.
After beginning his career in the Indian Foreign Service in 1995, Kumar has held a variety of positions, including that of undersecretary in China, deputy chief mission at the Indian embassy in Washington DC, and deputy chief mission at the Indian embassy in Tokyo.