Argentinian ambassador receives Polish order

Patricia Beatriz Salas, the ambassador of the Argentine Republic to Poland, has been distinguished with the Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. Photo: twitter/prezydent_pl

Patricia Beatriz Salas, the ambassador of the Argentine Republic to Poland, has been distinguished with the Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

Ms Salas ends her diplomatic mission to Poland this year.

The distinction also mirrors deep ties between Poland and Argentina, that hosts a large Polish immigrant population.

The first Poles to arrive in Argentina are rumored to had done so during the Napoleonic wars. The first big wave of emigres dates back to the 19th century, yet it was the interwar period that witnessed the most numerous inflow of over a 150,000 Polish immigrants.

Among the most prominent artists who lived and worked in Argentina were authors Florian Czarnyszewicz and Witold Gombrowicz.

The Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland is granted to foreigners, but also to Polish nationals living abroad, as a recognition of their outstanding contribution.

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