Prime Minister Beata Szydło and Vice-President of India declared development of partnership and cooperation

I am convinced that this visit will give a new impulse to our mutual relations. I believe that in a perspective of nearest years we shall be able to develop a model of relations reflecting the position of our countries in the international arena, which is high and continues to rise, said Prime Minister Beata Szydło after the Thursday meeting with Vice-President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari.

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The head of Polish government emphasised that Poland and India had a lot in common, while economic issues were the primary axis of Polish-Indian relations. I am happy that last year the trade exchange between Poland and India hit the record high at over USD 2.7 billion, she informed. According to Prime Minister, Polish government was interested in close cooperation with India in the area of mining. The discussion with Indian Vice-President was also related to civil aviation and military cooperation. We invited representatives of Indian military forces to participate in the International Defence Industry Show in Kielce, said Beata Szydło.

India one of the key non-European partners

President of the Council of Ministers noted that Poland had always had close and friendly relations with India. India has traditionally been one of the key non-European partners of Poland, declared Prime Minister. She also recognised the growing role of India in the international area and progress made in this country in recent years.

Today, Poland sees India as an important guarantee of stability, safety and balance in the Asian continent, stressed the head of the government.

Vice-President of India: bilateral relations with Poland should be developed

In the view of Vice-President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari, the discussions with Poland were very fruitful. Over the recent decades we have managed to build strong economic relations, said Ansari.

Vice-President of India emphasised that strong bilateral relations should be developed. We believe that there is huge space for cooperation in sectors such as food processing, solar and renewable energy or carbon technologies and waste management and recycling, indicated Vice-President.

He declared that Poland could find a lot of opportunities in a dynamically growing Indian market. He noted that India was a significant investor in Poland.

The agreement on cooperation in agriculture

In the course of the Thursday visit of Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, the Minister of Agriculture Krzysztof Jurgiel and his opposite number from India signed an agreement on cooperation in agriculture. Its objective is to develop and coordinate bilateral cooperation in the agricultural sector. Identification of barriers and limitations to trade cooperation and actions to be taken to remove them are also important components. Moreover, the agreement seeks to strengthen bilateral scientific and technological cooperation in agriculture.

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