Poland looks to partner India in agri, food processing
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Poland on Friday sought collaboration with India in the latter’s agriculture and food processing sectors.
Poland’s Ambassador to India Tomasz Lubaszuk said his country looks forward to augment ties with India, especially in agriculture and food processing sectors. He also said that the Polish embassy lends support to Indian businesses to establish them in Poland and vice-versa.
India’s bilateral trade with Poland has surged almost 7-fold over the last 10 years to reach $2.2 billion in 2015-16.
“India has invested $3 billion in Poland, making it one of the most important countries to engage in business. We have the expertise to handle 95% of our food processing requirements, while India only handles 10%, which holds scope for Polish collaboration in this area," Poland's Deputy President of Agricultural Market Agency Jaroslaw Olowski said.
"Polish apples are world famous and we supply one crore apples every year to India, while India can consider increasing mango exports," Olowski said.
"We are here to understand the Indian market, its distribution channels, products and policies of India to strengthen trade which will be combined with sales, besides, exchange of culture activities between Poland and India."
Referring to Poland’s strength in agriculture, animal husbandry and dairy sectors, he said Poland is one of the top producers of fruit, honey, poultry and vegetables and can cater to Indian tastes.