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June 15, 1989

French President Francois Mitterrand began a three-day visit to Poland and is expected to support Warsaw's moves toward democracy and economic recovery. Mitterrand, the first Western leader to visit Warsaw since Solidarity union candidates trounced the Communists in the June 4 elections, was welcomed by Poland's Communist leader, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski. A French spokesmen said Mitterrand plans to help the reform process by offering relief on a portion of Poland's crippling $39-billion foreign debt. Mitterrand will travel to Gdansk today to meet with Solidarity leader Lech Walesa.

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