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The Ukrainian Order For Merit to the Head of NSB

On Tuesday, 19th January 2010 Head of the National Security Bureau, Mr. Aleksander Szczyglo has been awarded with high Ukrainian state decoration – the Order For Merit 2nd class – for his significant input to the development of Polish and Ukrainian relations and strengthening Ukraine’s authority in the world. The Order has been awarded by the Ukrainian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Poland, Mr. Olexander Motsyk.

Among the invited guests were also ministers to the President’s Chancellery: Mr. Mariusz Handzlik and Ms. Małgorzata Bochenek, as well as Member of the Parliament, Mr. Marek Kuchcinski.

Awarding the Ukrainian order to the Head of NSB, Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland emphasised that due to his active participation the relations between ministries of National Defence of Poland and Ukraine and the National Security Bureau and National Security and Defence Council to a “model level”.
Thanking on behalf of the awarded persons, Head of the NSB underlined that the decorations confirm the very good level of Polish-Ukrainian relations.

”These decorations confirm that the activities we undertake within the Polish-Ukrainian relations win recognition of the authorities of sovereign Ukraine, a country that can become part of the European military and economic security zone in the nearest future. And this is what we all hope for Ukraine” – said Mr. Aleksander Szczyglo.

Awarding the decorations, Ambassador Olexander Motsyk thanked the politicians for their “dedication and personal, very friendly approach towards Ukraine”, which has contributed to deepening strategic partnership between Ukraine and Poland in the recent years.
“I am very pleased that Ukraine has got such good and sincere friends. For me personally it is a great honour and pleasure to cooperate with the country, feel the warmth and candidness in any situation. I am convinced that good relations and fruitful actions will still be strengthening the strategic partnership between Ukraine and Poland” – emphasised the Ambassador.

The Order For Merit is awarded to citizens of Ukraine and foreign countries for distinguished personal achievements in economic, scientific, technological, cultural, military, state, public and other spheres of social activities. The Order is instituted in three classes.