Bilateral relations

Political Relations

Political and diplomatic bilateral relations

 

Brief overview of the diplomatic relations

Diplomatic relations between Romania and the Republic of Poland were firstly established on the 9th of February, 1919 at the level of temporary diplomatic mission. On the 31st of May, 1919 the relations were raised at the rank of Legation and subsequently upgraded to the level of Embassy on the 31st of May, 1938.

On the 28th of October 1940, the diplomatic relations were suspended and later on resumed in 1945.

2014 marked the 75th celebration of the Polish exile to Romania, a significant chapter of our common past.

 

Diplomatic representation

H.E. Mr. Ovidiu Dranga, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Poland presented his credential letters on the 19th of June, 2013.

H.E. Mr. Marcin Wilczek, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Romania presented his credential letters on the 10th of September, 2015.

In Poland there are three honorary consular offices of Romania: the Honorary Consulate General in Kielce, led by Mr. Michał Sołowow, the Honorary Consulate in Poznan, led by Mrs. Iuliana Grazynska and the Honorary Consulate in Bialystok, led by Ewa Moroz Ustynowicz.

The Romanian institutional presence in Warsaw also includes the local office of the Romanian Cultural Institute and the Center for Information and Promotion of Romanian Tourism.

 

Outline of the bilateral relations

Romania and Poland enjoy excellent bilateral relations, building up on the Strategic Partnership signed by the two countries in 2009, as well as on the consistent and dynamic high-level political and diplomatic dialogue throughout the recent years.

The establishing of the Strategic Partnership between Romania and the Republic of Poland - thus reconfirming the broad convergence of views on numerous regional, European and international issues - and of the later five-year Action Plan (2010) opened up a great chapter of cooperation and enhanced the relations to a new dimension.

In the framework of the Strategic Partnership of the two countries, a special importance is given to the coordination of the positions in the field of European affairs and international security agenda.

The year 2013 had a special significance for the bilateral relations, as it marked the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Romanian-Polish Treaty on Friendly Relations and Cooperation (January 25th, 1993). Public diplomacy events dedicated to this anniversary have been organized both in Bucharest and Warsaw.

2014 will mark the 75th celebration of the Polish exile to Romania, a significant chapter of our common past.

 

Main official visits to Warsaw:

  • President of Romania – April 1995, January 1997, July 2001, March 2009, March 2015; July 2016;
  • President of the Senate / Chamber of Deputies – March 1996, April 1997, September 2000, May 2002, October 2003, October 2013;
  • Prime Minister of Romania – June 1998, July 2002, June 2013;
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania – May 1999, January 2002, November 2006, June 2008, May 2009, September 2011, April 2015; June 2016;

 Main official visits to Bucharest:

 

  • President of the Republic of Poland – May 1996, March 1999, October 2003, February 2007, October 2009, October 2010, November 2015;
  •  Marshall of the Sejm / Senate – September 1999, December 1999, April 2002, June 2006, May 2009, October 2014;
  • Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland – May 1999, March 2004;
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland – June 1997, January 1998, March 2005, September 2010, September 2013, September 2015;

  

High-level meetings in the margins of international events:

  •  At the level of Presidents – November 2001 (Warsaw), March 2002 (Bucharest),  September 2003 (Krynica),  April 2004 (Warsaw),  May 2004 (Mamaia), January 2005 (Auschwitz-Birkenau), May 2005 (Warsaw), November 2006 (Riga), October 2007 (Vilnius), April 2008 (Bucharest), July 2010 (Grunwald), September 2011 (Warsaw), June 2014 (Warsaw), July 2014 (Warsaw), May 2015 (Gdansk);
  • At the level of Prime Ministers – November 2002 (Warsaw), November 2003 (Warsaw), December 2008 (Gdansk), June 2009 (Krakow), September 2009 (Gdansk), April 2012 (Warsaw), June 2012 (Bucharest), October 2012 (Bucharest), November 2013 (Bucharest);
  • At the level of Ministers for Foreign Affairs – June 2001 (Warsaw), April 2008 (Bucharest), February 2011 (Warsaw), September 2015 (Bucharest).

Visit to Poland of the Head of the Department of National Security of Romania

11/12/19

On November 5-7, 2019, Mr. Ion Oprișor, Presidential Adviser, Head of the Department of…

Participation of the Ambassador of Romania in Warsaw in the Meridian Career Talks

11/04/19

On October 21, following the invitation launched by the Meridian International High School in…

The Head of Mission attended the Cybersec Forum in Katowice

10/30/19

The Ambassador of Romania to Poland took part in the 5th edition of the European Cybersecurity…