Seoul: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has congratulated Park Geun-hye on her "historic victory" in the recent Presidential elections in South Korea and said he looked forward to working with her government in strengthening bilateral ties.
In his letter of felicitation, Singh wished 60-year-old Park, who was elected the first woman President of South Korea on December 19, "all success in leading your country to a future of sustained security and prosperity," the Indian embassy said in a statement.
The Prime Minister noted that India and South Korea had established a Strategic Partnership, based on convergent interests and expanding opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation, which had provided a strong foundation for deepening and broadening bilateral engagement, especially in trade and investment.
Observing that both countries were reaching the important milestone of the 40th anniversary of establishment of their diplomatic ties in 2013, he sought intensification of efforts to build on the strong strategic framework of engagement, mutual goodwill and growing synergies to further strengthen bilateral relationship for mutual benefit and for peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
Singh added that he looked forward to working with Park and her government in pursuit of that goal, the embassy statement said.