Polish Prime Minister wins American Institute of Polish Culture medal

Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki has received a medal from the American Institute of Polish Culture during the 46th Polish diaspora ball in Miami, Florida, Polish Senator Anna Anders told PAP on Sunday.

Senator Anders is the government's commissioner for international dialogue.

In the rationale to the award it was stated that PM Morawiecki was given the award for "his service to Poland, accelerating the economic growth and fostering excellent relations with the United States."

Senator Anders, who collected the prize on behalf of the prime minister, told PAP that the medal was "a special distinction given to those who very well represent Poland abroad, in both culture and economy."

The ball accompanied the Polish-American Leadership Summit, held in Miami, Florida, on Friday-Sunday. The Polish delegation at the summit included Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwiecinski and his deputy Adam Hamryszczak, Deputy Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Tadeusz Koscinski and CEO of the Polish Development Fund Pawel Borys as well as representatives of non-governmental organisations and businesspeople.

"The conference was devoted to cooperation between Poland and the United States," said Anders, who added that participants discussed ways to increase US investment in Poland and Polish investment in America.

Investment and Development Minister Jerzy Kwiecinski said the Polish government wanted to get the Polish diaspora interested in Poland's economy. "We encourage the Polish diaspora to invest in Poland. We've been making business laws more friendly. We're finishing work on the 'constitution for business' and a law reforming the investor support system," Kwiecinski said.