Hyundai Pakistan: The Korean Foreign Minister spoke to Jaishankar and expressed regret over the controversial post
A tweet from a Hyundai distributor in Pakistan referring to the “struggle for freedom in Kashmir” has sparked strong protests. India has also summoned Korea’s ambassador to discuss the matter.
The Indian government has responded harshly to the post posted by Hyundai Pakistan on Twitter regarding Kashmir. The Foreign Ministry had asked the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to appear in this regard on Monday. Hyundai Pakistan’s social media post has drawn the strong opposition of the central government. There has been emphasis on the fact that the matter pertains to India’s territorial integrity, which cannot be compromised.
Tuesday morning, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, Chung Yui Yong, spoke over the telephone with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. Along with discussing other issues, the Korean Foreign Minister also expressed his regret for the crime committed against the government of India and its people via social media. It is worth noting that Hyundai is a South Korean car manufacturer. India is not happy about Hyundai Pakistan’s controversial post.
India summons Korea’s ambassador, expressing displeasure
In this case, India summoned the South Korean ambassador to express its displeasure. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the tweet made by Hyundai’s Pakistan franchise is unacceptable. In addition, the government has made it clear that it will not tolerate any interference with the territorial integrity of India. Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, said that we expect the company to take strict measures and resolve the issue.
Hyundai India has issued its statement on such incident
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