Mea discusses issue with South Korean foreign minister


External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday that he spoke with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong over a tweet from the automaker’s dealership in Pakistan.

On February 5, a handle by the name of Hyundai Pakistan Official posted a tweet recalling the “sacrifices of the Kashmiri brothers”. Hyundai India called the social media post “unsolicited” and apologized.

“I received a call today from ROK Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong. I discussed bilateral and multilateral issues as well as the Hyundai case,” Jaishankar tweeted.

The Indian government informed the ambassador that Hyundai Pakistan’s tweet was unacceptable and that Hyundai should take appropriate action.

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Eui-yong had arrested the Minister of Foreign Affairs to express regret over the social media post.

“We had seen a social media post on the so-called Kashmir Solidarity Day made by Hyundai Pakistan. Immediately after this social media post on February 6, our ambassador in Seoul contacted Hyundai headquarters and asked an explanation,” MEA spokesman Arindam Bagchi said. in a report.

“The offending post was later removed. The ROK Ambassador was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs on February 7. It was emphasized that this matter concerns the territorial integrity of India on which there can be no compromise,” Bagchi said in the statement.

He said the government expects the company to take appropriate steps to properly address these issues.

Eui-yong said they regretted the offense caused to the Indian people and government by the social media post. He discussed several other issues with Jaishankar.

A statement was also released by Hyundai Motors expressing deep regret to the people of India and clarifying that it does not comment on political or religious matters.


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