"Bene merito" honorary distinction



The “Bene merito” honorary distinction is conferred upon the citizens of the Republic of Poland and foreign nationals in recognition of their merits in promoting Poland abroad.

“Bene merito” is awarded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Minister's own initiative or upon the request of other ministers or heads of foreign missions.

Dozens of citizens of foreign countries have been honoured with the distinction since it was established in 2009.


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