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Presentation of Credentials

24 August 2018


Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, Her Excellency Magdalena Bogdziewicz (photo credit: MCI)

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Ambassador of Ireland, His Excellency Patrick Bourne (photo credit: MCI) 


 The following foreign Heads of Missionpresented their credentials to President  Halimah Yacob in separate ceremonies at the Istana today:


a)     The Ambassador of the Republic of Poland

Her Excellency Magdalena Bogdziewicz


b)      The Ambassador of Ireland

          His Excellency Patrick Bourne


Their bio summaries are attached.     



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24 AUGUST 2018


Biosummary of Ambassador Magdalena Bogdziewicz

Ambassador Magdalena Bogdziewicz is a career diplomat. Prior to her appointment as Ambassador of Poland to the Republic of Singapore, Mrs. Bogdziewicz served as Director of the Office of the Director General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw. She has also served at Poland’s Embassies in the United States and in Romania.

 Mrs. Bogdziewicz graduated from Wrocław University in 1999, and completed a Master in Dutch Philology as well as postgraduate studies in Journalism, Communication and Public Relations. She is married to Paweł Bogdziewicz, and they have three children.


Biosummary of Ambassador Patrick Bourne

Ambassador Patrick (Pat) Bourne is a career diplomat. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, Bourne served as Director of Consular Services in Dublin. Bourne has previously served as Ireland’s Consul-General in Edinburgh as well as served at Ireland’s Embassies in Iraq, Iran, Denmark, Australia, and India.

Bourne graduated with a Master of Arts in International Relations from Dublin City University. He is married to Sonali Rajasingham and they have two daughters.


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