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  • 6 October 2016

    Poland’s presence and achievements in the Asian and Pacific region were the main topics of a panel discussion organized on 5 October to mark Asia and Pacific Day. The co-organisers of the second edition of the conference consisted of the Chancellery of the Sejm, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Polish Institute of International Affairs.

    “East Asia is becoming ever closer thanks to modern transport connections. In over a week I’ll have the pleasure of flying on an official visit to Seoul, on the first Polish Airlines flight to the South Korean capital. Meanwhile, a railway route connects my hometown of Lodz and the Chinese city of Chengdu; so we look forward to new investments as part of the One Belt, One Road project,” Minister Witold Waszczykowski said in his opening speech in the Sejm.



    The special guest of this year’s edition of Asia and Pacific Day was Sarath Amunugama, Minister for Special Assignments for the government of Sri Lanka. During the conference, participants spoke about the political and economic aspects of Poland’s involvement in the Asian and Pacific region. During the panel titled “Asia’s role in Poland’s foreign policy”, parliamentarians and government representatives talked about Polish policies towards the region. In a segment of the conference titled “How to achieve economic success in Asia”, the discussion was dedicated to economic co-operation as well as opportunities and challenges of Polish firms doing business in the Asian market.


    The conference was attended by Sławomir Dębski, the director of the Polish Institute of Internal Affairs, Krzysztof Szczerski, Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, Jan Stanisław Parys, director of the Political Cabinet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Michał Kołodziejski, director of the Asia and Pacific Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


    Attendees to the conference held at the Polish Sejm were able to visit stands set up by diplomatic missions of countries from Asia and the Pacific that are accredited in Warsaw.


    Poland is systematically increasing its diplomatic and economic presence in the Asia and Pacific region. Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is carrying out diplomatic duties in the region through 13 embassies, 6 consulates as well as 3 Polish institutes and a trade office.


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