A former Polish foreign minister has been awarded a Ukrainian state distinction by President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian Ukrinform agency has reported.
Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, who recently took over from Jacek Czaputowicz, has said in an interview with PAP that he will continue the country's foreign policy in coordination with the government and the president.
President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday appointed Zbigniew Rau as the new foreign minister and Adam Niedzielski as the new health minister. Rau replaces Jacek Czaputowicz, while Niedzielski takes over for Łukasz Szumowski.
PM Mateusz Morawiecki announced on Thursday afternoon that Zbigniew Rau will be the new Polish foreign minister.
Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki has expressed his gratitude to the outgoing foreign minister for his work. "Jacek Czaputowicz is a person of high class and a great professional," the PM said.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has tendered his resignation to the prime minister on Thursday, PAP was told by the Foreign Ministry on Thursday morning.
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and his Lithuanian counterpart Linas Linkevicius in a telephone conversation on Monday discussed EU sanctions against Belarus, the Polish Foreign Ministry said on Twitter.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday summed up his current visit to Poland at a press conference following talks with Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz.
The EU members' foreign ministers on Friday agreed to individual sanctions against Belarus at a videoconference devoted to the situation in the country. Representing Poland at the talks was Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz.
EU partners sympathetically supported our initiative to convene an urgent Foreign Affairs Council on Belarus, the EU must be active in looking for ways to stop the repression used against Belarusian society, Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz told PAP on Wednesday.