Written by Richard P.Poremski Wednesday, 07 April 2010 13:49
WASHINGTON, D.C. // The critical mission was concluded most satisfactorily. Now it was time to decompress, relax and enjoy themselves a bit before returning home. And that's just what happened here at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland on March 2, 2009 when Ambassador Robert Kupiecki hosted Slawomir S. Skrzypek (he died in airplane tragedy 4-10-2010, together with Polish president Kaczynski and 95 others), President of the National Bank of Poland (NBP), and his delegation of seven Bank officials.
Ambassador Kupiecki, assisted by DCM Wojciech Flera, arranged an intimate dinner - created by Master Chef Adam Holewa - for the NBP president and entourage. Also invited were 20 guests representing a very interesting and diverse cross section of the local Polonia. Given the present economic crises around the globe, it was good to hear President Skrzypek say that Poland is in relatively good financial shape, especially in comparison to other emerging countries in Eastern Europe. For example: despite having taken its share of hits, Poland's economy grew by a respectable 2.9% in the last quarter of 2008, while many others were tanking world-wide.
Bank Hosted at Polish Embassy. The President of the National Bank of Poland, Slawomir Skrzypek (pictured above in glasses, opposite to standing Amb.Kupiecki), and his delegation were the honored guests at a candlelight dinner party, hosted by the Embassy of Poland in Washington, following their important and successful working visit to the United States.