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President Andrzej appoints Sikorski as Foreign Minister of Poland


Warsaw, 14 December 2023 (TDI): On December 13, President Andrzej Duda appointed Radoslaw Sikorski as the new Foreign Minister of Poland at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.

Sikorski has now become the 17th Foreign Minister of the country. He swore loyalty to Prime Minister Donald Tusk in upholding his support for Ukraine against Russian aggression.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Radoslaw Sikorski and congratulated him on his appointment as foreign minister. The US Department of State Spokesperson, Matthew Miller, announced the news on the official website.

He mentioned that Blinken was committed to advancing the Poland-US partnership based on shared history and transatlantic values. The Secretary also welcomed Poland’s support for Ukraine and its people against Russia and supported its devotion to the NATO coalition.

Secretary Blinked expressed hope for a meeting in Washington soon with the newly appointed Foreign Minister and discussed continued bilateral defense and civil nuclear energy cooperation.

The head of Poland’s Foreign Ministry, Sikorski, addressed the need for Western unity and stressed that Ukraine will be a top priority for Polish Security and Polish European Policy.

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According to the official website of the Republic of Poland, Sikorski was a member of the European Parliament from 2019-2023. He was sitting on Foreign Affairs and the Security and Defense Subcommittee. He was also in charge of the Delegation for relations with the United States of America.

Foreign Minister Sikorski, immediately when he took office, spoke to Lithuanian counterpart Gabrielius Landsbergis in a telephonic conversation. He discussed bilateral cooperation and ways to support Ukraine and defend itself against Russian invasion.

According to a Lithuanian spokeswoman Landsbergis, stressed that “Lithuania and Poland are strategic partners and have convergent views on many issues in the international arena.” Furthermore, Landsbergis showed optimism in working together with Foreign Minister Sikorski.

Sikorski also spoke with his neighboring countries, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, and Moldova.


Hamail Tahir
Hamail Tahir
A student of MPhil in Strategic Studies at National Defence University Islamabad (NDU). She is eager to understand the global changing dynamics and how states use their national interests to acquire regional hegemony. Her focus primarily lies in diplomatic and strategic initiatives during peace and conflict paradigms and can be reached at hamail.tahir@gmail.com

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