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Konstanty Radziwiłł will be the Polish ambassador to Lithuania. He received an ambassadorial nomination from the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau presented the ambassador nomination to Konstanty Radziwiłł, who will become the new ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Poland in the Republic of Lithuania, the MFA informed. Radziwiłł is a doctor of medical sciences, a doctor, and since 2019 also the governor of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship.

“Minister Zbigniew Rau today handed the ambassador nomination to Konstanty Radziwiłł, who will become the new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland in the Republic of Lithuania, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Twitter.

At the end of last year, the candidacy of Konstanty Radziwiłł for the position of Polish ambassador to Lithuania positive opinion of the Sejm Foreign Affairs Committee.

Radziwiłł is a doctor of medical sciences, a doctor, since 2019 the governor of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship. From November 2015 to January 2018, he was the Minister of Health in the governments of Beata Szydło and Mateusz Morawiecki. He was a senator in 2015-2019. He speaks English, Russian, Italian. He is learning Lithuanian.

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Priorities of Radziwiłł’s mission in Lithuania

During the December meeting of the commission, Radziwiłł emphasized that history, Polish-Lithuanian relations to date, the place of our countries in international organizations, lively relations in the field of politics, security, energy and the presence of a large Polish community in Lithuania, as well as war in Ukraine they largely determine the program of operation of the Polish embassy in Vilnius.

Among the priorities of his mission, Radziwiłł included: supporting bilateral relations in the political, economic, environmental and security dimensions, as well as support for the Polish national minority in Lithuania.

He pointed out that further action is required, among others, on the impossibility of using Polish diacritical signs to write names and surnames, or the ban on the use of bilingual tables of topographic names in regions inhabited by Poles.

Radziwiłł pointed out that there are still big problems with Poles regaining property nationalized during the Soviet era, and Lithuanian work on the law on national minorities is dragging on.

Main photo source: Sebastian Indra/MFA



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