History of the establishment of the Embassy

Following the closure of the Philippine Embassy in Warsaw in 1993 due to budgetary constraints, jurisdiction over Poland was assigned to the Philippine Embassy in Budapest, Hungary.

In July 2009, the Embassy was re-opened by Ambassador Alejandro del Rosario.  He was succeeded by Ambassador Edgardo Manuel in 2011 and then by Ambassador Patricia Ann Paez in 2013.

Poland, on the other hand, opened an Embassy in Manila in 1993 but this was closed the following year due also to financial reasons.  The Polish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia exercises jurisdiction over the Philippines since January 2010. The current Ambassador is Mr. Adam Jelonek.

Poland maintains an honorary consulate in Manila with Mr. Fernando Lising as its Honorary Consul.

PH-Poland bilateral relations received a boost with the visit of Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka in 2005. During the visit two MOUs were signed: one establishing a mechanism for political consultations between the two countries' foreign affairs ministries, and another agreeing to cooperate on the possible upgrading of the main south rail line in southern Luzon.

PH and Poland held their second political consultations in Manila in October 2012.  During the meeting, the two sides agreed to work on more exchanges of high-level visits, conclusion of MOUs on Defense and on Higher Education Cooperation, stronger cooperation on trade and investments and on tourism and culture, among others.