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  • Marek Ziółkowski graduated in philosophy at the University of Warsaw. He began his diplomatic career in 1991 as consul in Belarus. After the consulate in Minsk was converted into a Polish embassy in 1992, he served there as deputy head of mission until 1996. In 1997-2001, as deputy director and then director of the Department of Eastern Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was responsible for Eastern European affairs.


    In May 2001 he was nominated Poland’s ambassador to Kyiv, where he served until 2005. On his return to the MFA’s headquarters, in 2006-2008 he worked as deputy director of the Security Policy Department, and then as director of Department of Development Cooperation (2008-2011).


    In June 2012, the President of the Republic of Poland appointed Marek Ziółkowski as Poland’s ambassador to Kenya and nine other East African states, as well as Poland’s permanent representative to UNEP and UN Habitat.


    Marek Ziółkowski is the author of many publications on Belarussians and Ukrainians in Poland. In 2008 he published his book “Projekt Ukraina”. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta and the Ukrainian Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, 5th class.

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