Patil pitches for healthy growth in India-Poland trade

April 24th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Warsaw (Poland), Apr.24 (ANI): Having paid tribute to the patriotism and bravery of the Polish people at the Warsaw Uprising Museum here on Thursday, visiting Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday pitched for a healthy growth in Indo-Polish trade notwithstanding the current global economic downturn.

Recalling that the partnership between India and Poland has been built on the foundation of mutual respect, Patil said: “The two countries have strong foundations of democracy and enterprise.”

“We appreciate Poland’s achievements in recent years, especially after it joined the European Union. India has also enjoyed a sustained partnership with the EU over several decades that was upgraded to a strategic level in 2004,” she added.

Patil also praised the cooperation between the two countries in the United Nations and other international fora on issues such as climate change and terrorism. She thanked the Government of Poland for extending support to the India-specific waiver on the US-India civil nuclear cooperation deal at the two meetings of the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) in August and September 2008. This, she said, would help India to harness its civil nuclear energy. (ANI)

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