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Poland supports India’s Permanent membership at UNSC

Poland has assured its support for India’s bid for membership in the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and a permanent seat in the expanded UN Security Council. This was stated during the visit of vice President Hamid Ansari to the Poland.

Apart from discussing various bilateral and multilateral issues, the two countries also signed an agreement in the agriculture sector.  It was also agreed upon that there exists scope to increase cooperation in railway, defence, mining, agriculture, civil aviation, as well as in areas like food processing, solar energy, clean coal, treatment of solid waste.

Poland is a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a group of 48 nuclear supplier countries that seeks to contribute to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons through the implementation of two sets of Guidelines for nuclear exports and nuclear-related exports. Presently India is not a member of the group.

Also, the countries acknowledged the need for early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism at the UN.

The Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism is a proposed treaty which intends to criminalize all forms of international terrorism and deny terrorists, their financiers and supporters access to funds, arms, and safe havens.

India-Poland ties

India and Poland established diplomatic relations in 1954. The two countries share common ideology like opposition to colonialism, imperialism, and racism.

Poland is India’s largest trade partner and export destination in the east European region. Investments made by India in Poland are around USD 3 billion and Polish investments in India are around 600 million USD. India’s major exports to Poland include tobacco, processed minerals, chemicals, rubber, plastic, machinery, drugs, transport equipment, and ready-made cotton garments etc.

Poland hosts around 3,000 members of the Indian community who are mostly traders who settled in Poland after the collapse of communism.

 

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Union Cabinet apporves agreement between India and Poland for cooperation in agriculture

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of an Agreement between India and Poland on cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors.

Decision in this regard was taken by the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. 

Key Facts
  • The agreement covers various activities in the field of agriculture and allied sector including exchange of information on the current situation in agriculture.
  • It also includes exchange of information on the phytosanitary conditions of crops, threats posed by harmful organisms and animal infectious diseases.
  • It also covers participation in fairs, exhibitions, seminars and conferences related to agriculture and agri-food processing.
  • It also includes undertaking and developing joint economic initiatives including the support or agrifood trade between the states of the Contracting Parties.
  • The Agreement provides for constitution of a Joint Working Group (JWG) comprising of representatives of both countries.
  • The JWG will prepare plans of cooperation and also provide solutions to the problems arising during the implementation of the Agreement.

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