Noting that this year marks the 65th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between India and Poland, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland, H. E. Marcin Przydacz has said that India Poland trade has been growing but has potential; he hoped that it can be doubled in the next few years. Recalling the deep emotional ties between the two nations due to India having provided refuge for Poles during the second World War, the Deputy FM called for enhancing both cultural and business ties and invited Indian business leaders to Poland. He said this in a press conference held after the India Poland Business Meeting, organized in Kolhapur today, on the occasion of commemoration of 80th anniversary of Poles in India. Ambassador of Poland in India, Adam Burakowski; Rajya Sabha MP Shri Sambhaji Chhatrapati; Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Bhushan Gagrani, CEO, LOT Polish Airlines, Rafal Milczarski were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, the MP Shri Sambhaji Chhatrapati said that a Kolhapur Poland Business Forum will be set up to further the business ties between the city and the nation. He announced that the India Poland Business Meeting has adopted a resolution to send a business delegation to Poland, and hoped that a return business delegation too will visit India. He said that business leaders of both countries are excited to forge collaborations and take the bilateral relationship to greater heights; thanking the state government for its support, he added that the idea of the bilateral Business Meeting arose from the hope that the emotional connect gets bolstered by adding business.