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PM in Seoul for N-security summit

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SEOUL, March 24 � Seeking a weapons free world, leaders from 58 countries will discuss measures to secure all fissile material across the globe at the Nuclear Security Summit here next week, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh set to share steps conceived by India to tackle the challenge of nuclear terrorism, reports PTI.

Singh arrived at the Air Force Base for a four-day visit during which he will hold bilateral talks with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to strengthen relations with the Asian economic partner.

The Prime Minister was received at the Air Force Base here by Vice Foreign Minister Kim Sung-Han and India�s Ambassador to South Korea Vishnu Prakash.

Singh will begin his four-day visit to South Korea by laying a wreath at the Memorial Tower at the National Cemetery tomorrow and then hold talks with President Lee.

An agreement on simplifying issuance of visas between India and South Korea would be signed after talks between the two. The two leaders are also expected to issue a joint statement after the talks.

�I look forward to my bilateral meeting with President Lee to undertake a comprehensive review of our relations with the Republic of Korea, and identify new steps for the future,� the Prime Minister said in a pre-departure statement.

The two-day second Nuclear Security Summit begins on Monday 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.

On the sidelines of the Summit, Singh would meet Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, who may discuss the abduction of two Italian nationals by Maoists in Odisha and the court case of two naval officers accused of killing Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast.

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PM in Seoul for N-security summit

SEOUL, March 24 � Seeking a weapons free world, leaders from 58 countries will discuss measures to secure all fissile material across the globe at the Nuclear Security Summit here next week, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh set to share steps conceived by India to tackle the challenge of nuclear terrorism, reports PTI.

Singh arrived at the Air Force Base for a four-day visit during which he will hold bilateral talks with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to strengthen relations with the Asian economic partner.

The Prime Minister was received at the Air Force Base here by Vice Foreign Minister Kim Sung-Han and India�s Ambassador to South Korea Vishnu Prakash.

Singh will begin his four-day visit to South Korea by laying a wreath at the Memorial Tower at the National Cemetery tomorrow and then hold talks with President Lee.

An agreement on simplifying issuance of visas between India and South Korea would be signed after talks between the two. The two leaders are also expected to issue a joint statement after the talks.

�I look forward to my bilateral meeting with President Lee to undertake a comprehensive review of our relations with the Republic of Korea, and identify new steps for the future,� the Prime Minister said in a pre-departure statement.

The two-day second Nuclear Security Summit begins on Monday 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.

On the sidelines of the Summit, Singh would meet Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, who may discuss the abduction of two Italian nationals by Maoists in Odisha and the court case of two naval officers accused of killing Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast.

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