India offers to launch satellite for South Korea
"I offered to launch Korean satellite on Indian space launch vehicle," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said at a joint press briefing with South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak after bilateral talks.
The two leaders expressed happiness over the increase in the bilateral trade following the signing of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement last year and set a target of achieving USD 40 billion trade by 2015.
Singh also invited South Korean companies to invest in a big way in the infrastructure sector in India. The two sides also signed an agreement on simplifying visa procedures for the business community.
Singh also sought Seoul`s support for India`s effort to be a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Australia Group and the Wassenaar Arrangement
Singh said India has also decided to post a defence attache at its embassy in Seoul. The move comes in the wake of South Korea`s desire to enhance defence cooperation with India.
Ahead of his talks with President Lee, Singh laid a wreath at the Memorial Tower at the National Cemetery. Singh arrived here on Saturday for a four-day visit to attend a Nuclear Security Summit here. The two-day summit begins on Sunday when world leaders will meet at over dinner.
Tuesday would see packed sessions on the theme `Beyond Security Towards Peace` where Singh is expected to unveil steps conceived by India to tackle challenges of nuclear terrorism.