Ambassador Brzezinski Visits the PNA

Mark Brzezinski - U.S. Ambassador to Poland

On May 4, 2023, Ambassador from the United States to Poland Mark Brzezinski visited the Polish National Alliance in Chicago, IL, to meet with leaders of the Polish-American community. Representatives from Polish organizations across the city were in attendance. The meeting was organized by the President of the Polish American Congress and Polish National Alliance Frank Spula.

First, Ambassador Brzezinski discussed the bilateral relationship, Poland’s leadership on regional issues, and Poland’s role in the global response to Russia’s war on Ukraine.

 “Poland is an indispensable NATO ally. Poland is safe and secure,” said Ambassador Brzezinski to the gathered representatives, “and that is thanks to you!”

Then, community leaders engaged in an extensive question-and-answer session with Ambassador Brzezinski. “The Polish-American community wants to send additional aid to Ukraine,” one community representative remarked. “How can we ensure it ends up in the right hands?”

“Please write to me. Our job is to make such efforts work. If you seek to do something to help, we have a team to assist.” the Ambassador responded, stating that the U.S. Embassy in Poland encourages all forms of American aid to Ukraine through channels in Poland.

Overall, community leaders appreciated Ambassador Brzezinski’s visit to Chicago and his willingness to answer their questions on various topics, such as economic development in Poland, educational partnerships between U.S-Poland, and the future reconstruction of Ukraine.

Ambassador Brzezinski visited the Polish National Alliance during a special week for Poles worldwide – the week of the anniversary of the May 3 Constitution’s ratification. 

Mark Brzezinski was sworn in as the Ambassador of the United States to Poland on December 22, 2021. For more information about Ambassador Brzezinski, please visit the official U.S. Embassy site.

Ambassador Mark Brzezinski and PNA President Frank Spula
Ambassador Mark Brzezinski meets with Polish community leaders at Polish National Alliance