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Poland: President Visits Britain Today

Warsaw, 23 October 1996 (RFE/RL) -- Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski begins a two-day visit to Britain today.

Kwasniewski is scheduled to hold talks with Prime Minister John Major, as well as with Queen Elizabeth II, who paid an official visit to Poland earlier this year.

Kwasniewski will deliver a lecture tomorrow on issues relating to NATO enlargement at the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Poland is considered to be a leading candidate to be admitted into the security alliance. U.S. President Bill Clinton announced yesterday that the first new members will be admitted in 1999.