• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

  • 29 December 2015

    Piotr Opaliński



    HE Mr Piotr A. Opaliński

    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

    of the Republic of Poland in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan


    Mr Piotr Opaliński has been fascinated by the Orient, its culture, history, and present-day for over forty years. He has spent a quarter of a century in Central and Southern Asia – from attending university to experiencing the charm and challenges of everyday life.

    After completing his M.A. in Oriental philology at Tashkent State University, he gained experience in diplomacy and public administration in Warsaw, at the Polish Institute of Foreign Affairs and the National School of Public Administration, and in the Hague at the Clingendael Institute of International Relations.

    Mr. Opaliński went through each level of diplomatic service from expert to ambassador ad personam, working in the departments of Asia, Africa and the Middle East at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served as the chargé d'affaires in Bangladesh (1991-1997), in Angola and Tanzania (2007), as the consul and deputy head of mission in Pakistan and Afghanistan (1999-2005), and as the deputy head of mission in India (2008-2014).

    He was awarded the Golden Cross of Merit for his achievements in diplomatic service and contribution to the development of relations between Poland and countries in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

    His goals as the Polish ambassador to Pakistan include promoting cooperation between both countries in all areas – the economy, trade, politics, culture, and education.

    In his spare time Mr. Opaliński enjoys listening to fusion music, in which the East combines with the West, and reading Urdu poetry by the likes of Mirza Ghalib, Mir Taqi Mir and Allama Muhammad Iqbal. He is an avid photographer and an amateur tennis player.

    He speaks English, Russian, Hindi, and Urdu.






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