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Korea Comes Closer

Did you know that there's a Consul General office of South Korea in Chandigarh?

The Consul General office of South Korea has opened doors in Chandigarh. The Southeast Asian republic has made automobile-sector industrialist Jagdip Singh its first honorary Consul General here.

The office situated in Sector 9 will cater to the needs of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh, Korean Ambassador Cho Hyun has said. Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore and many other dignitaries were present at the opening of the new office recently.

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“As an honorary Consul General, Jagdip Singh will work towards strengthening collaboration between the two countries and promoting cultural, educational, industrial and commercial relation. He will facilitate investment and enhance goodwill. The office will provide limited consular assistance in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh and support the Korean citizens within these states,” the Korean ambassador said.

“Korea’s investment in India has increased by more than $4 billion (Rs 27,134 crore). More than 450 South Korean companies operate in India and an increasing number of their products are becoming familiar to Indian households. Korean companies are also building highways, subways, and major power stations,” Hyun said.

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Jagdip Singh said Korea was India’s most important trading and strategic partner in Asia. “I have a deep professional and cultural bond with Korea and so look forward to expanding its business, educational, and cultural relations in the prosperous states assigned to me,” he said. Jagdip Singh is chairman of the Sigma group of companies that makes automobile components for Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche, Audi, General Motors, and Ford.

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