The Polish Prime Minister, Mr. Piotr Jaroszewicz arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday (15 November) for?
The Polish Prime Minister, Mr. Piotr Jaroszewicz arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday (15 November) for a five-day official visit, during which he will have two rounds of talks with Japan's Prime Minister, Mr. Takeo Fukuda.
SYNOPSIS: The visit of Mr Jaroszewicz is the first by a Polish prime minister since the two countries restored diplomatic relations in 1957. Mr. Fukuda was at the airport to welcome Mr. Jaroszewicz, and they were scheduled to have their first round of talks shortly after. The main items on their agenda are expected to be international and bilateral relations with particular reference to trade, at present heavily in Japan's favour. Last year her trade surplus with Poland was 226 million dollars. During his visit, the Polish leader will witness the signing of several treaties between the two countries, including agreements on trade, cultural exchanges and technological co-operation.
The other issue to be discussed was the recent peace and friendship treaty Japan signed with China. Japan insists the treaty was not directed against any third country. She wants friendly relations not only with China, but also with the Soviet Union and her neighbours.