Artur Michalski started his diplomatic service in Minsk.
Artur Michalski, the new Polish ambassador to Belarus, started his service in Minsk. Yesterday he twitted about it in the Belarusian language, belsat.eu reports.
"Today I presented copies of my credential letters to Uladzimir Makei, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, and will begin my work as the Ambassador of Poland to Belarus," – Artur Michalski wrote.
Artur Michalski was appointed by Foreign Minister Jacek Chaputovich on May 17. A few days later, the Polish President Andrzej Duda approved his candidacy.
The new Polish Ambassador is a graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Catholic Theology. In 1991-96, he was the second secretary, and then became the first secretary of the Polish Embassy in Moscow. Later, Mikhalsky headed the Russian department of the Center for Eastern Studies.
In the nineties, he worked in Eastern Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. In 2000-2004 he was the first secretary and then an advisor to the Polish Embassy in Washington. From 2004 to 2006 he worked in the Department of America of the Polish Foreign Ministry. In 2006-2010, he headed the Polish Embassy in Ottawa.
After returning to Warsaw he became deputy director, and later — director of the Eastern Department of the Polish Foreign Ministry.
In 2012-2017, he was the Ambassador of Poland to Moldova.
Artur Michalski replaced Konrad Pawlik, who served in Minsk from March 2016 to January 2018.