Estonia opened fifth honorary consulate in Poland

On Friday, March 11, the Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Annely Kolk and the Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Poland Harri Tiido opened the Estonian honorary consulate in Białystok. The new Estonian Honorary Consul in Poland is Iwona Wrońska.

The Ambassador Harri Tiido and the Undersecretary for Legal and Consular Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Annely Kolk see it as a positive step that another Polish region is now covered by an honorary consul and expressed their hopes for closer relations between Estonia and the Podlachia region in fields of economy, tourism and culture. They stated the Podlachia region is a valuable transit corridor in terms of both the Estonian citizens and economy. “We should also consider cooperation in the field of education between the University of Białystok, the Medical University of Białystok and Estonian higher education institutions,” Ambassador Harri Tiido added.

On the opening ceremony of the honorary consulate, the honorary consul Iwona Wrońska confirmed her will to contribute to strengthening Estonian-Polish connections, primarily by exchanging economic and business contacts and developing relations in the fields of education and culture.

The formal opening of the consulate took place in the Branicki Palace in Białystok and included the Voivode of Podlachia, the Mayor of Białystok and other important societal and economic actors of the Podlachia region.

Iwona Wrońska was born in 1976 in Białystok, Poland. The honorary consul graduated from the University of Białystok and holds doctoral degree in law. Starting from 2006 she works as an associate professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Białystok and as a legal advisor to different enterprises. The honorary consul speaks English.

The Estonian honorary consulate in Białystok is located at Nowy Świat 17/3, 15-453 Białystok, Poland. The honorary consulate can be reached by phone at +48 603 702 500 or by email at konsulat.estonii.bialystok@gmail.com. This is the fifth Estonian honorary consulate in Poland.

In addition to the honorary consul in Białystok, Estonia also has honorary consuls in Poland in Poznań, Szczecin, Krakow and Gdansk. Additional information and contacts: http://www.vm.ee/et/riigid/poola?display=estonian_honorary_consuls 

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