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6 Sept 2010 New Delhi : Nksagar - Sagar Media: Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk

and his wife are in India today for talks on bi-lateral trade relations, part o
f a tour, which includes Vietnam, to increase Polish-Asian trade and investment.
The talks on trade and defence issues will be a continuation of talks between th
e two countries which began with the President of Indiaâ s visit to Poland in April 2
Prime Minister will be participating on Monday in the Polish- Indian investment
forum in Bangalore where he will be meeting with representatives of top Indian c
ompanies.On Tuesday, PM Tusk will have talks with President Pratibha Patil, vice
president and chairman of the upper house of parliament Ansari Mohammad Hamid,
Minister of Foreign Affairs Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna and head of the
Indian National Congress, Sonia Gandhi.
Discussions will focus on opportunities for investment and economic cooperation
and will also address cooperation in culture and education, European issues and
combating terrorism.

The trade gap - in Indiaâ s favour - will be one of the issues PM Tusk will raise dur
ing his stay in the sub continent. Though Poland exports railway and mining equi
pment, chemicals, metals and machinery it imports far more from India, including
cash crops tea, coffee, tobacco, pepper, fibre and cotton products.
Tusk is also anxious to raise more foreign direct investment from Asia. At the e
nd of 2008, the value of Indian investments accounted for just 0.04 percent of f
oreign direct investment in Poland.Next year's EU- India Summit will take place
during the Polish presidency of the European Union.
Later in the week, Prime Minister Tusk will fly to Vietnam for talks with Prime
Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, President Nguyen Minh Triết and the ruling Communist Party
General Secretary Manh Nong Duc.MP Tusk will return to Poland on Friday.Polish
media reports.
Donald Tusk arrives Monday morning in Bangalore, Poland Prime Minister will atte
nd a programme in the city will reach the national capital New Delhi in the even
ing at the Air Force Station of Palam.The Prime Minister will be participating o
n Monday in the Polish- Indian investment forum in Bangalore where he will be me
eting with representatives of top Indian companies. Indian investment in Poland
by big major player of Indian Inc Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Zensar and
Wipro and Laxmi Mittal investment in steel speaks economical Polish technical m
anpower,the easy connectivity of Poland to other European cities needs Indian bu
sinessmen and exporters for the democratic set-up free economy make Poland a hot
business destination.
Donald Tusk on Tuesday morning,will be given a ceremonial reception at forecourt
of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Half an hour later, at 9.30, the visiting Prime Minis
ter will lay wreath at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
Poland PM will meet External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna at the ITC Maurya hote
l the scheduled programme, he will meet Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabh
a Sushma Swaraj at 11.15 a.m. at the same hotel.
Donald Tusk will then call on President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at the Rashtrap
ati Bhavan at 12.00 p.m.Later,thereafter attend a Business Luncheon meet to be h
eld by FICCI/CII/ASSOCHAM at Hotel ITC Maurya . Donald will call on Vice Preside
nt Hamid Ansari at 4.35 p.m.
Poland Prime Minister will meet President of Congress Party and United Progressi
ve Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at 10 Janpath.Thereafter Donald Tusk at 7.0

He will return to Delhi on the same day after a few hours and leave for H anoi at 1. . will be meeting with his counterpart the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Sin gh and hold delegation level talks and may sign socio Polito business agreements .0 p. Donal Tusk the Poland PM will leave for Agra city to attend a prog ramme.m. on the same the Hyderabad House..00 p. On Wednesday.