Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize on Friday, during his two-day visit to South Korea for 'economic and global peace.' The award was first announced by the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation in October last year.
After receiving the Seoul Peace Prize, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "I am honoured to be awarded the Seoul Peace Prize. I believe that this award belongs not to me personally, but to the people of India. The award belongs to the success India has seen in less than five years, powered by 1.5 billion people."
Seoul, South Korea: Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded the Seoul Peace Prize pic.twitter.com/fqAB5zeTAt— ANI (@ANI) February 22, 2019
Addressing the public after receiving Seoul Peace Prize PM Narendra Modi said, "This award does not belong to me personally but to the people of India, the success India has achieved in the last 5 years, powered by the skill of 1.3 billion people."
The PM arrived in Seoul on Thursday in his second visit to the Asian nation after his state visit in May 2015.
"A few weeks before the 1988 Seoul Olympics, an organization called Al-Qaeda was formed. Today, radicalization and terrorism have become global and are the biggest threats to world peace and security," PM Modi added.
Before PM Modi, peronalities who won the Seoul Peace Prize were former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and international relief organisations like Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam.