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    West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher arrived in Warsaw on Thursday (9 October) to sign credit and visa agreements reached by West Germany and Poland in July.

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    West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher arrived in Warsaw on Thursday (9 October) to sign credit and visa agreements reached by West Germany and Poland in July.

    Herr Genscher was in the Polish capital for two days during which time he discussed bilateral and international issues with his Polish counterpart, Mr. Stefan Olszowski. He also met Polish Communist Party Chief Edward Gierek, Premier Piotr Jaroszewicz and Head of State Henryk Jablonski.

    Under the agreement Bonn pledges to pay Poland 1,000 million marks (180 million sterling) in credit and 1,300 million marks (235 million sterling) to cover pension claims by poles from former German territories.

    Poland will issues exit visas for at least 120,000 ethnic Germans over the next four years as its part of the agreement.

    The accords resulted from a meeting between Mr. Gierek and West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt in Helsinki last July
    A former treaty was signed between the two countries in 1970. Following t?is, some 58,000 people claiming German ancestry emigrated to West Germany, mainly from the territories which belonged to the Third Reich before the outbreak of World War Two.

    But until now there has been no clear cut repatriation accord between the two countries and the emigration quotas rapidly declined in the past two years.

    West Germany and Poland have signed a new agreement based on credit and visa allowances. West German Foreign Minister Herr Genscher arrived in Warsaw on Thursday for the signing. The accords resulted from meetings last July between Polish Communist Party Chief Edward Gierek and West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. Under the agreement, Bonn pledges to pay Poland a thousand million marks in credits and a further thirteen hundred million marks to cover pension claims by Poles from former German territories. Poland will issue exit visas for some 120,000 ethnic Germans over the next four years. During his two-day visit to the Polish capital, Herr Genscher also discussed bilateral and international issues with his Polish counterpart. Mr. Stefan Olszowski. He also met Mr. Gierek. A former treaty was signed between the countries in 1970. Following this, some 58,000 people claiming German ancestry emigrated to West Germany, mainly from the territories which belonged to the Third Reich before the outbreak of World War Two.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8Z5GXTHSD5DH3PSLD29H4PLKP
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Z5GXTHSD5DH3PSLD29H4PLKP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    N/A

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