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October 17, 1984



Warsaw

Austrian official first to visit Warsaw from West since '81

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Austrian Foreign Minister Leopold Gratz arrived in Poland Tuesday, becoming the first Western official to visit the country since the government imposed martial law in December of 1981. His three-day official trip is the first of a series of visits to Poland by high-ranking Western European government officials.

Government spokesman Jerzy Urban said the visits showed that Western Europe had ended its post-martial law isolation of Poland, despite a continued freeze of Polish-US relations.