The 18th India- Korea Strategic Dialogue, co-convened by the Ananta Aspen Centre and the Seoul Forum for International Affairs, was held in November 2019 in New Delhi. The Dialogue was held in partnership with Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India and the Korea Foundation. The purpose of this meeting was to highlight the opportunities and challenges for strengthening India-Korea bilateral relations and to provide concrete policy recommendations and suggestions in this regard.
India and Korea continue to strengthen their relations. The 21st India-Korea Strategic Dialogue was held virtually in November. The Dialogue is co-convened by Ananta Aspen Centre, the Korean Foundation, and the Seoul Forum for International Affairs in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The discussions focused on Indo-Pacific being the epicenter of geopolitics, economic relation and accelerating bilateral relations, resilient supply chains, and reinventing the technological landscape. The dialogue highlighted cooperation between like-minded countries in areas like economy, technology, defense and overall development for peace and prosperity as both countries respect the concept of exclusiveness and open and free Indo-Pacific. India and Korea should not let de-globalisation slow the progress and focus on inclusion of resilience of trade and supply chains. Both countries recognise the importance of cooperation principles, inclusivity and trust and the dialogue is a platform for building stronger relations.