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let's start with president park geun-hye's state visit to india and switzerland...
the korean leader - who left for india within the past hour or so - wants to open up india
's lucrative nuclear power plant industry to local firms.
before setting off on her self-described sales diplomacy tour the president spoke to an indian
broadcaster about korea-india economic relations as well as north korea issues.
han da-eun has the details. president park geun-hye is powering ahead with her sales
diplomacy drive. in an interview with india's ddtv held prior
to her trip to india... president park said korea can be a very good partner to the south
asian country in the nuclear power plant sector ... as it has ample experience in plant construction
and operation. she stressed that korea has not had any major
plant accidents since launching commercial operations in 1978.
she added... the safety of korea's plants has been further enhanced... as the country
has learnt the lessons of japan's fukushima nuclear disaster.
with regards to the korea-india comprehensive economic partnership agreement or cepa which
took effect in 2010... the president said a comprehensive amendment of the pact is needed
to bring more economic benefits to both countries .
she explained in order to hit the target mark of 100 billion u.s. dollars in bilateral trade
... laws on double taxation need to be amend ed to boost investment.
the president also pointed out that the usage rate of the cepa only stands at 40 percent
... as india's current tariffs are lower than the cepa tariffs.
she also expressed hope that the indian government continues to support korean companies including
steelmaker posco which has been working on a project in the indian state of odisha for
eight years now. when asked about north korea... president
park said it's a great pity pyongyang turned down seoul's offer to resume inter-korean
family reunions for those separated since the korean war.
but she added she will continue to make efforts to set up a platform for reunification...
by convincing the north to denuclearize while expanding humanitarian aid and non-governmental
exchanges. in india... president park is scheduled to
hold bilateral talks with prime minister man mohan singh and discuss ways to further develop
the two countries' cooperation in various fields ranging from economic affairs to science
and information communications technology .
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