Delegation of Polish Government Visits PSFCU
On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union hosted a delegation of the Polish government headed by Deputy Prime Minister Jacek Sasin. The distinguished guest was accompanied by Piotr Nowak, the Minister of Development and Technology, Andrzej Sliwka, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of State Assets, Marcin Chludzinski, President of the Management Board of KGHM, and Marek Dietl, President of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The Polish delegation was also accompanied by the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in New York, Adrian Kubicki. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Polish-American business community from the states of New York and New Jersey.
The meeting dealt with topics related to the current economic situation in Poland and the U.S., in particular the situation of the Polish-American community. Deputy Prime Minister Sasin, who visited the PSFCU for the first time, expressed words of praise toward our Credit Union. “For many years I have heard that there is such an institution, a Polish financial institution in the United States, and that it is growing very well,” he said. “You have shown that you can create something out of nothing, that from one small desk you can create a financial institution that operates not only in New York, but also in other states in the U.S.” During the meeting, he also emphasized the important role of Polish-American relations and the alliance between the two countries, while expressing appreciation for the influence on these relations of the strong Polish community in the U.S., and that of our Credit Union in particular. “You have also shown that, as Poles, you can be a significant ethnic group in the United States and have an influence over the public opinion,” he added. “Because you are the reason why Poles in the United States mean something, weigh in on something, can decide some issues, and have influence over certain matters. It is extremely important to us in Poland.”
Addressing other guests, Deputy Prime Minister Sasin noted with appreciation their successes in various areas of the economy. „I am very happy to meet you here,” he said. “For me it is a great pleasure that we can meet people who have achieved success here, who have shown in practice that „a Pole can achieve anything”. The discussion also involved investments in the dynamically growing Polish economy and the Polish Stock Exchange.
PSFCU President/CEO, Bogdan Chmielewski, in turn, raised the issue of Poles, including many members of our Credit Union, permanently resettling from the U.S. to Poland. Possibilities of cooperation with financial institutions in Poland were discussed, aimed at providing PSFCU members residing in Poland with easy and free access to funds in their PSFCU accounts, as well as existing regulatory aspects and challenges involved in such cooperation.