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Prez returns after trip to Spain, Poland

india Updated: Apr 27, 2009 14:58 IST
President returns after weeklong trip to Spain

President Pratibha Patil on Monday returned home after a weeklong visit to Spain and Poland during which India signed bilateral agreements with the two European countries to strengthen the economic ties.

Patil, who became the first Indian head of the state to visit Spain, held wide-ranging talks with Spanish King Juan Carlos and Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodrigeuz Zapatero and signed three agreements in the field of agriculture, tourism and renewable energy.

The two countries also agreed to work on a comprehensive strategy to tackle terrorism.

India also signed two agreements with Poland in the fields of medicine and health and tourism.

During her stay in Poland, Patil visited the University of Jagiellonian in Krakow and offered India's help to the institution to start a course in Ayurveda.

She also visited the Wawel Royal Castle, a historic residence museum in Poland. She paid homage to the victims of the Auschwitz concentration camp.