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Witold Waszczykowski

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland

1980, graduate, Faculty of Philosophy and History, University of Lodz; 1991, Department of International Studies, University of Oregon, USA; 1992-93, postgraduate studies in International Security and Arms Control, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland; 1993, PhD in the Humanities (history). 1981-87, assistant lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy and History, University of Lodz. Early 1990s, began career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 1992, became a senior expert, United Nations System Department and European Institutions Department. 1996, named Deputy Director, European Institutions Department and then Security Policy Department. 1997, Head of Poland's Liaison Office to NATO, Brussels. 1997-99, Deputy Permanent Representative of Poland, diplomatic mission to the North Atlantic Alliance. 1999-2002, Poland's Ambassador to Iran. 2003, at the Department of Foreign Policy Strategy and Planning. 2005, became Deputy Director, Department of Africa and the Middle East. 2005-08, Deputy Foreign Minister, also serving as the chief negotiator during Poland-US missile shield talks. 2008, appointed Deputy Head of the National Security Bureau. From 2011, Law and Justice Deputy to the 7th Sejm. Former Deputy Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee and delegate to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Oct. 2015, re-elected to the Sejm.