PM praises new foreign and health ministers

Wojciech Olkuśnik/PAP

Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki has stated that the new ministers, experienced professionals, namely Adam Niedzielski and Zbigniew Rau, "will be the foundation of our team strengthening Poland."

"I am convinced that the new ministers, experienced professionals - @a_niedzielski i @RauZbigniew - will be the strong foundation of our team strengthening Poland," PM Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Thursday night.

PM Morawiecki on Thursday announced that Adam Niedzielski would replace Lukasz Szumowski as the new health minister and Zbigniew Rau would replace Jacek Czaputowicz as the new foreign minister.

Niedzielski holds a Ph.D. in economics. He has worked in the Finance Ministry, the Supreme Audit Office (NIK) and the state social insurance company ZUS. He was appointed head of the National Health Fund two years ago.

Introducing Rau as the new foreign minister, Morawiecki pointed out that he was broadly experienced in foreign affairs and currently headed the Sejm's (lower house) Foreign Affairs Committee.

Rau is a lawyer and former provincial governor in Lodz province, and became an MP after the last parliamentary elections. He also served a term as a senator.

"This is a great show of trust and a huge responsibility," Niedzielski wrote on Twitter on Friday, declaring his openness, cooperation and determination. He also underlined that the only way to beat the pandemic is to be united. "All hands on deck!," he said.