New Delhi: The 2 countries also agreed to increase cooperation in a variety of sectors including railway, defence, solar power and agriculture.

Poland on Thursday extended support to India’s bid for Nuclear Suppliers Group membership and a permanent seat when you look at the United Nations Security Council, PTI reported. Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo conveyed the assurance to Vice President Hamid Ansari, that has been in Poland’s capital city of Warsaw since Wednesday.

“We are happy to have Poland’s support for India’s claim for permanent membership of an expanded UN security council,” Ansari said. Poland is a part associated with the 48-member NSG.

India and Poland decided to increase cooperation in railway, defence sector, solar power, food processing, clean coal, besides signing an understanding when you look at the agriculture sector. The agreement was signed by Minister of State of Small Industries Giriraj Singh and Polish Agriculture Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel.

Ansari said that there was a necessity to look at the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism during the United Nations. “As vibrant democracies, we also share views on the need to adopt a comprehensive and principled stance against the scourge of terrorism,” he said.

India’s investments in Poland amount to around $3 billion, while there are about $600 million Polish investments in India.

China has been against India’s entry to your international body, which monitors and controls the export of materials or technology that can be used to create nuclear weapons. The Chinese government had said that Beijing had made its position clear in the admission of countries like India and Pakistan, that aren’t signatories towards the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to your NSG.

In November 2016, the Chinese government had said that Delhi’s application would be considered only after the NSG finalises rules on granting membership to countries that have been not signatories to the NPT.