60th Anniversary of Indo-Polish Diplomatic Ties

In 2014, Poland and India celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties with a series of events to mark the landmark occasion.

India is one of Poland’s most important strategic partners globally and both countries are connected through intensive economic and cultural cooperation and political dialogue as evidenced by recent visits by Heads of State to both India and Poland. Significant trips include those by President Pratibha Patil to Poland in April 2009; Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s visits to New Delhi and Bangalore in September 2010; and two official visits by Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski to India in 2011 and 2013, the former marking the first visit of its kind since the collapse of communism in eastern and central Europe more than two decades ago. A recent Bloomberg survey points to growing business potential in Poland too; it was ranked first among its neighbors for entrepreneurial spirit which augurs well for greater Indian investments in the country.

H.E. Prof. Piotr Klodkowski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to India highlights this special relationship thus, “Poland and India officially established diplomatic relations in 1954 but our cultural bonds should be dated back much earlier. In fact, as early as 1893 the Chair of Sanskrit at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow was established which introduced scholarly research on India. At present the pillars of our cooperation are very stable and well defined. Our shared interests in the energy sector , our long-lasting military ties, and collaboration in the defence industry, point to significant cross-cultural diplomatic exchanges that have formed the bedrock of Indo-Polish ties. In the realm of culture, excellent links and growing mutual artistic inspirations are our best assets in the strengthening of bilateral relations. I am deeply convinced that this platform covering multifarious aspects of political and cultural life will enable India to explore Poland as a land of unlimited opportunities where creativity and entrepreneurial spirit can be materialized in the best possible way.”

To mark this landmark occasion, Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently published archival material documenting the establishment of diplomatic relations, including communiqués on the exchange of ambassadors with India , and the appointments of the first three Polish ambassadors: Jerzy Grudziński (1954-57), Juliusz Katz-Suchy (1957–62) and Przemysław Ogrodziński (1962–67).
For more information, visit: http://newdelhi.mfa.gov.pl/en/news/on_the_30_03_1954_our_countries_established_official_diplomatic_relations__
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