According to the sources of the newspaper “Ledov Novini”, the new Polish ambassador in Prague is Miroslaw Jasinski, whose portal, referring to the functioning of the Polish-Czechoslovak Solidarity Organization (SPCz), was described as “the dissident contact”. In the past, Jasiński worked at the Prague embassy and ran the Polish Institute.
While studying at the University of Wrocław, Jasiński established contacts with the Charter 77 community. He was one of the main organizers of the exchange of banned books and magazines. He participated in the Karkonosze meetings on the border activists of the Committee for the Defense of Workers (KOR) and Charter 77.
After the fall of the communist regime, Jasiński became deputy ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Prague, then served as a Wroclaw voivode. He also served for many years as Director of the Polish Institute in Prague. He is the head of the city fair in Wroclaw.
– If Poland wants to have good relations with the Czech Republic, it could not have a better ambassador – said the portal Lidovky.cz, a former dissident, journalist and translator, who has been friends with Jasinsky for years, Petrushka Zostrova.
The post of Polish ambassador to the Czech Republic has been vacant for a year. In June of last year, President Andrzej Duda dismissed Barbara Soyoro from her post because – according to a special commission of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs – she was attacking and discriminating against her subordinates.
Information about the possibility of appointing the Polish ambassador in Prague coincided with the news of the Czech media about the change of the post of the head of the Czech delegation in Warsaw. Jacob Doerr, who heads the Czech mission to the European Union, is set to become an ambassador. His predecessor, Ivan Gestrzab, is one of 21 diplomats that the Czech Foreign Ministry decided to replace, in consultation with the government and the office of the President of the Czech Republic. It includes, among others, ambassadors from Vienna, Bratislava, Washington, Seoul, Copenhagen, Berlin and Zagreb.