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 Head Of Mission Profile

    

H.E. Ms Anna Raduchowska-Brochwicz, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Pretoria, South Africa

DS: Last country where you were based before coming to South Africa

HE: My last post abroad was Brussels, but before coming to SA I spent 4 years in Warsaw  at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs being in charge of all EU related affairs with respect to Africa and the Middle East. In parallel I assumed the function of a special envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Union for the Mediterranean.

DS: Most interesting place in South Africa

HE: I am glad to still have the possibility to explore SA and to get to know new places, but from the ones that I have visited so far I would say I love the South African veld!

DS: Your impression about South Africa in 3 words

HE: Complex in its diversity.

DS: One place you would like to be posted to or visit

HE: Tunisia.

DS: Most memorable appointment thus far

HE: New York.

DS: Most challenging situation that you had to handle thus far

HE: There were many challenging situations that I needed to handle, just to mention last year’s 6 day visit of the Polish Prime Minister to SA and to Zambia, and Madiba’s funeral.

DS: My inspiration is/comes from.

HE: From my late father who taught me to be a decent person with a clear system of values and principles not to be compromised.

DS: Place in your country that you love to visit.

HE: Zelazowa Wola in Warsaw, where Frederic Chopin was born.

DSMost interesting place to visit elsewhere

HE:  La Provence.

DS: Favourite dish of your country

HE:  Fruit dumplings (pierogi).

DSTastiest dish of another Country.

HE: Hummus.

DSThe best book I have ever read.

HE: Difficult question, but I would say “Pierre et Jean” de Guy de Maupassant.

DS: At the moment I am reading

HE: “The Almond Tree” by Michelle Cohen Corasanti.

DS: I spend my leisure time

HE: Reading books and newspapers, watching news, walking, exploring local cultures.

DS: One sentence describing a lesson that you have learnt from being a diplomat

HE: You need to respect your partners.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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January/February 2020

 
 
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