Polish-Chinese Strategic Partnership
On Tuesday, December 20, at the inauguration of the Polish-Chinese Forum for Rectors of Higher Schools in Beijing President Bronisław Komorowski was encouraging closer cooperation between Polish and Chinese universities and warmly words invited Chinese students to study in Poland.
- What I would like for the Polish-Chinese cooperation is to be expressed anew by the cooperation of academic centres, institutions of higher learning and of the academia, - urged the President. He went on to point out that next to economic contacts, there are also such important areas of life as science and culture.
The Polish President also unveiled a plaque on the newly established Centre for Polish Studies which has been set up with the view of intensifying studies on Polish culture in China. Moreover, in the presence of President Bronisław Komorowski and Minister of Science and Higher Education Barbara Kudrycka, an agreement was signed between the Minzu University and the Technical University of Lodz on cooperation in education in biotechnology.
Thereupon, President Komorowski met with President of the People’s Republic of China Hu Jintao. The Heads of states signed a joint declaration on strategic partnership between the two countries.
By signing the declaration, Poland has joined the group of seven EU countries which have strategic partnership-based relations with China, - noted Bronisław Komorowski speaking to Polish journalists.
- This is particularly significant since we are viewed as an important EU member state which has also its special relations with China, - added President Komorowski.
Following bilateral plenary talks, the signing of other bilateral documents took place in the presence of both Heads of state.
In their talks, Bronisław Komorowski and Hu also addressed the subject of the situation in North Korea in the wake of the death of the country’s leader Kim Jong Il.