Warsaw, 29 April 1997 (RFE/RL) - On the second day of his visit to Poland, Latvia's President Guntis Ulmanis met top leaders of Parliament. Ulmanis also laid flowers at the "Unknown Soldiers'Monument" and hosted a lunch for Prime Minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz.
Yesterday, Ulmanis and President Aleksander Kwasniewski each emphasized his country's determination to join the European Union and NATO. A free-trade agreement, under which customs duties on industrial and agricultural goods will be gradually reduced, was also signed. And Ulmanis said it is important to gain Poland's support for Latvia's membership in the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA).
Tomorrow, Ulmanis concludes his visit to Poland with a stop in Gdansk.