Polish PM in India; talks with PM on Tuesday

India and Poland will discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relationship in the fields of defence and trade and investment.

Updated: Sep 06, 2010, 16:57 PM IST

New Delhi: India and Poland will discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relationship especially in the fields of defence and trade and investment when Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will hold talks with Indian leadership here tomorrow.

Tusk, who arrived in Bangalore today on a three-day state visit to India, will hold delegation level talks with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh and will call on
President Pratibha Patil. Tusk is a first non-communist Polish Prime Minister to visit India on an official trip.
After his meeting with Singh, the two sides are expected to sign some agreements including one in the field of cultural exchanges.

"While number of agreements is on table, one which will be signed is on cultural exchanges," Banashri Bose Harrison, Joint Secretary (Central Europe) in Ministry of
External Affairs told reporters here.

The Polish leader, accompanied by his wife and senior government officials, is scheduled to address industry leaders here at a luncheon meeting jointly organised by the industry
chambers that is aimed at encouraging Indian investment in Poland.
Besides, the economic relations, Indo-Polish military cooperation has also witnessed manifold increase after the visit of then Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee in December
2004 when the two countries set up a joint working group on defence co-operations.

Negotiations are on between the companies from India and Poland for joint ventures in defence field. However, Harrison refused to divulge the names of the companies.

PTI