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India gets support from Poland for NSG,UNSC Membership

India got a boost on Thursday when Poland assured India of its support to New Delhi’s bid for membership in the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group(NSG) & a permanent seat in the expanded United Nations Security Council(UNSC).

This Polish Prime Minister Beata Syzdlo conveyed the decision to Vice President Hamid Ansari when the two leaders met in Warsaw to discuss issues of bilateral and mutual interests.

The VP from India and PM from Poland signed an agreement in the agriculture sector and also agreed there will increase in cooperation in railway and defence sectors as well as in areas like food processing, solar energy, clean coal, treatment of solid waste.

The agreement was signed by Minister of State of Small Industries Giriraj Singh and Polish Agriculture Minister Krzystof Jurgiel in presence of Ansari and Syzdlo while Ansari thanked Polish leadership for its support to India’s bid for NSG membership, Missile Technology Control Regime issue apart from a permanent seat in the expanded UN Security Council.

“We are happy to have Poland’s support for India’s claim for permanent membership of an expanded UN security council,” Ansari said as he appreciated the support extended by Poland to India’s membership of the MTCR. He also wanted to increase cooperation in areas like mining, agriculture, civil aviation, food processing, solar energy, clean coal and other field

It is to be noted that Poland is a member of the 48-nation NSG, a group of nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons.

“For past few decades, India and Poland relations are growing with a good pace. Today my talks with the prime minister of Poland was very productive and we discussed entire gamuts of our relationships,” said Ansari.

 “As vibrant democracies, we also share views on the need to adopt a comprehensive and principled stance against the scourge of terrorism. We agree on the need for the early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism at the UN,” the vice president said.

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