Mayor Ed Pawlowski was invited to meet the President of the Republic of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski, at the Consulate General of Poland on Madison Avenue in New York City, during a reception held for members of the Polish Community in the United States.
“It is an honor to be invited to meet with the president,” said Pawlowski. “President Komorowski took office under very difficult circumstances. He has championed reforms while respecting Polish traditions and values.”
Komorowski was visiting the United States to give a speech at the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly. In addition, he received the 2013 Atlantic Council Global Citizen Award at a dinner hosted by the Atlantic Council of the United States.
Komorowski became the Acting President of the Republic of Poland after the tragic death of President Lech Kaczyński in a plane crash in Smoleńsk, Russia, on April 10, 2010. He won the presidential election on July 4, 2010.