- August 30, 2017
Meeting of polish ambassador with representatives of Polish Minority
Polish ambassador in Lithuania, Urszula Doroszewska, has began her term of the office with a meeting with representatives of Polish Minority.
29th of August was a chance for Poles living in Lithuania to get to know new diplomatic representatives – not only the ambassador, but also her substitutes Grzegorz Poznański and head of the consulate – Marcin Zieniewicz. They had a chance to listen to hopes and concerns.
Before coming to diplomatic post in Vilnius Urszula Doroszewska has been an advisor of President of Poland – Andrzej Duda. She also has a big diplomatic experience – she was a Polish ambassador in Georgia since 2008, which was the time of the attack of Russia. After her cadence she was a head of Polish Institute in Minsk. She is a sociologist and she is connected to scout environment – she belonged to the 1st Warsaw scout team of Romuald Traugutt called ‘Czarna Jedynka’ and she was involved in activities of independent opposition. Connected to The Workers’ Defense Committee, The Student Committee of Solidarity, Solidarity (Polish trade union), worked with opposition papers such as ‘Głos’, ‘Wiadomość Dnia’, ‘ABC’. She was also publishing in ‘Rzeczpospolita’ and ‘Arcana’.
Abassador announced active cooperation with society of Poles in Lithuania and she presented polish diplomatic policy towards Lithuania, among these, developing economical, defensive and energy-related cooperation. She also highlighted claiming of language, educational and cultural rights of polish society and necessity to obey the Treaty with Poland from 1994.
Her substitute Grzegorz Marek Poznański is also an experienced diplomat. He was an ambassador of Poland in Estonia in 2010-2014. Before that, he was a representative of polish representation in United Nations and a member of Group of Government Experts of UN for missiles. He took part in polish-american negotiations for building ballistic missile defense in our region. Head of consulate, Marcin Zieniewicz, worked in polish diplomatic post in Lvov. He is an archeologist and East expert. Representatives of Polish community could share their ideas and hopes with new representatives of Poland. They tabled proposals, such as, increasing school starter kit for polish students. Alicja Klimaszewska, the chairman of Social Committee for the Care of Old Vilnius Rossa, asked to pay attention to polish heritage and to engage youth.
Translated by Agnieszka Piontek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.