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Terrorism, Climate Change Biggest Challenges Before Mankind: Modi in South Korea

Prime Minister Modi's visit to South Korea, which is aimed at strengthening strategic ties with the East Asian superpower, saw the Indian leader unveil a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at Yonsei University in Seoul celebrating the 150th birth year of Gandhi.

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Updated:February 21, 2019, 1:59 PM IST
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Terrorism, Climate Change Biggest Challenges Before Mankind: Modi in South Korea
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech at a business symposium in Seoul, South Korea. (Image: Reuters)
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Seoul: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said terrorism and climate change are two biggest challenges mankind is facing now and Mahatma Gandhi's teachings can help the world to address the pressing issues.

Prime Minister Modi, who arrived here on a two-day visit to strengthen India's strategic ties with South Korea, along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the prestigious Yonsei University here.

"It is a matter of great honour and my good fortune to unveil the bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Korea's premier university today," Modi said.

"This occasion assumes greater significance since we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Gandhi and for the world, he is the foremost messiah," he said.

"Terrorism and climate change are two biggest challenges mankind is facing now," he said and underlined that Mahatma Gandhi's teachings can help the world address the pressing issues.

Modi is visiting South Korea on the invitation of President Moon Jae-in. This is his second visit to the Republic of Korea since 2015 and a second summit meeting with President Moon Jae-in.

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