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India, Poland agree to enhance bilateral trade, investments
New Delhi, September 7, 2010
India and Poland today agreed to endeavour to enhance trade and investments in both directions with the target of doubling the value of bilateral trade by 2014.
At talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk here, the two sides reviewed bilateral relations, including ways of stepping up the bilateral economic engagement.
An official statement said the two leaders also discussed global issues like reform of the United Nations Security Council and climate change. They agreed to expand cooperation in the field of clean coal technology.
They also exchanged views on regional issues of common concern, including Afghanistan, it said.
Mr Tusk and his wife, Mrs Malgorzata Tusk, arrived yesterday on a three-day visit to India. They landed in Bangalore and reached the capital yesterday evening. Tomorrow, they will visit Agra before leaving for Hanoi.
The Polish Prime Minister was given a ceremonial welcome in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan by Dr Singh this morning.
At the delegation level talks between the two countries this evening, Mr Tusk reaffirmed the support of Poland for India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council for 2011-12 as well as for a permanent seat in an expanded Security Council.
After the talks, the two sides signed a Cultural Exchange Programme for the years 2010-13 which is expected to give a further boost to exchanges in this field.
Mr Tusk was received by President Pratibha Patil and Vice-President M Hamid Ansari during the day today. Earlier, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur and Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj called on him.