Polish-Russian Forum calls for cooperation

08:46, May 20, 2010      

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Poland's Senate and Russia's Federation Council said in a declaration ending the second Polish- Russian Forum of Regions in Warsaw on Wednesday that the two countries are willingness to continue cooperation between regions, promote undertakings in science, culture, sport, strengthen democracy and civic activity.

The document was signed by Polish Senate Speaker Bogdan Borusewicz and visiting Chairman of the upper house of the Russian parliament Sergei Mironov.

In view of the significance of interregional contacts for fostering Polish-Russian relations, participants in the Forum commit themselves to support the shaping of new cooperation directions between Poland's provinces and Russia's regions, the declaration said, quoted by the PAP news agency.

The sides will support joint undertakings in science, culture, sport and tourism; promote regional support to small- and medium- sized firms; continue dialogue and cooperation between Poland's and Russia's regions, according to the document.

The second Polish-Russian Forum of Regions was attended by some 100 local government officials from Russia's 27 districts. Poland was represented by provincial officials, members of Polish-Russian parliamentary group.

The third forum will be held in Moscow in May 2011 and will focus on bilateral cooperation in high technologies.

Source: Xinhua


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