The Polish ambassador in Berlin, professor Andrzej Przyłębski, will end his diplomatic mission in Germany next year. The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Berlin said this week that the information given by some media about the “dismissal of ambassador Przyłębski by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs” is untrue. It was noted that the ambassador himself had made the decision to shorten his mission for personal reasons.
The spokeswoman of the Polish embassy, Magdalena Szuber-Zasacka, informed last week about the earlier termination of the mission in Berlin by Andrzej Przyłębski. She then specified that Przyłębski would most likely continue to perform his duties until the end of January 2022.
On November 18, the ambassador is organizing a concert in the German capital to say goodbye to Berlin in the face of the imminent end of his mission. “Warszawska Orkiestra Sentymentalna” will play during the concert.
The ambassador “made his own decision”
After the announcement of the shortening of Przyłębski’s mission, some media speculated that the ambassador had been dismissed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On Thursday, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Berlin issued a communiqué on this matter, stressing that the reports were untrue.
“In view of the information appearing in the public space in recent days, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Berlin informs that Ambassador Andrzej Przyłębski received an extension of his mission in Berlin almost a year ago, until the summer of 2022. This extension has never been canceled or ‘shortened'” – stated in the embassy’s communiqué.
Ambassador Przyłębski “himself made the decision to shorten his mission for personal, family and professional reasons. Thus, the information provided by some media about the ‘dismissal of ambassador Przyłębski by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ is untrue. Similarly, there is no reply from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the ambassador’s request to shorten mission in Berlin “- we read in the press release.
Andrzej Przyłębski has been the ambassador to Germany since 2016. He is an expert on German philosophy, he studied and worked at German universities. – My knowledge of German philosophy and culture is useful [w Niemczech – przyp. red.], gives me a specific advantage, I have no complexes. Many newspapers are afraid to interview me because it’s not a simple scuffle. I am arguing from the perspective of a cultural philosopher who observes the transformations of European civilization, said Przyłębski in an interview with the Polish Press Agency in June this year.
Privately, Andrzej Przyłębski is the husband of Julia Przyłębska, president of the Constitutional Tribunal.
Main photo source: Darek Delmanowicz / PAP