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Estonia and Poland

Poland recognised Estonia’s independence on 31 December 1920 and re-recognised it on 26 August 1991. Diplomatic relations between Estonia and Poland were re-established in September 1991.

Estonia opened its Embassy in Warsaw in the autumn of 1995. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. was Riho Läänemäe. In 1996, Peeter Restsinski became the Estonian Ambassador to Poland residing in Warsaw. In 2000 the Estonian Ambassador to Poland was Aivo Orav. As of August 2005, the Estonian Ambassador to Poland is Ants Frosch.

Estonia has three Honorary Consuls in Poland. Robert Kornecki has been running the consulate in Szczecin since October 2002. The jurisdiction of the consulate comprises of the administrative districts of Zachodniopomorskie, Pomorskie, Wielkopolskie and Lubuskie. On 11 March 2005, a second Estonian Honorary Consulate was opened in Poznan, led by the rector of the Poznan School of Social Sciences Professor Michal Iwaszkiewicz. The jurisdiction of the Honorary Consulate is the Wielkopolskie administrative district. On 20 June 2006, the Honorary Consulate in Krakow was opened, led by lawyer Piotr Paluch. The jurisdiction of the newest consulate comprises of the administrative districts of Malopolskie, Podkarpackie and Slaskie.

The Polish Embassy in Estonia was opened in Tallinn in August 1993. Ambassador Jakub Wolasiewicz presented his credentials in November 1994, Ambassador Wojciech Wróblewski assumed the post in June 2001. As of August 2005, the Polish Ambassador to Estonia is Tomasz Chloń.


Source: Estonian Embassy in Warsaw

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