The two leaders discussed rules-based global trading order, the important role of the World Trade Organisation and diversification of international value chains

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke on phone with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the two leaders reviewed important global developments including the progress of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two leaders also discussed diversification of international value chains, the need to preserve a transparent, development-oriented and rules-based global trading order, and the important role of the World Trade Organisation.

The two leaders agreed to remain in touch on the above issues, and to further accelerate bilateral cooperation in all areas.

This was the second telephonic conversation between the two leaders since April 9 when they had discussed ways to tackle the coronavirus through cooperation and leveraging the power of technology.