Polish President's China Visit to Further Promote Bilateral Ties

At the invitation of Chinese President Hu Jintao, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski will pay a state visit to China from Dec. 18 to 22.

Komorowski will be the first Polish head of state to visit China in 14 years.

Zhu Xiaozhong, an expert with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, says his visit will propel the countries' bilateral ties.

Zhu commented that Poland has a clearer foreign policy since it entered the European Union in 2004. Meanwhile, Poland is positively adjusting its foreign policy to China as a result of China's current international development.

"After the Polish government came into power, led by Donald Tusk, I feel that Tusk pursued relatively pragmatic foreign policies including the adjusted China policy. It puts the China and Poland relationship on a constructive track, especially after President Hu Jintao visited Poland in 2004 and built friendly and cooperative relations with Poland."

A 150-strong delegation, which consists of businesspeople, scholars and high-ranking officials such as the Polish economy minister, will accompany Komorowski on the visit.

Poland has been China's largest trading partner in Central and Eastern Europe for the past six years. Bilateral trade volume in 2010 increased 23.8 percent over the previous year to reach a record-high 11.14 billion U.S. dollars.(2011-12-16CRI)

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