Poland Declares Norwegian Consul Persona Non Grata - Deputy Foreign Minister

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Poland Declares Norwegian Consul Persona Non Grata - Deputy Foreign Minister

Poland has declared Norwegian consul to Warsaw persona non grata as a retaliatory measure after a similar step by Norway, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sek said on Monday

WARSAW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th February, 2019) Poland has declared Norwegian consul to Warsaw persona non grata as a retaliatory measure after a similar step by Norway, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Szymon Szynkowski vel Sek said on Monday.

Norway declared Polish Consul Slawomir Kowalski persona non grata in late January, claiming that his activities were incompatible with his diplomatic status.

"Norwegian authorities declared Consul Slawomir Kowalski persona non grata, which impedes him from continuing to perform his duties. The only possible option in this situation is to take reciprocity measures," Szynkowski vel Sek posted on Twitter, specifying that these measures would be taken "immediately."

Polish media suggested back in January that Kowalski's expulsion could be related to his active role in children rights protection and his opposition to the Norwegian juvenile system.

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