Krzysztof Czapla

Krzysztof Andrzej Czapla[1] (born 1956) is a Polish diplomat

Krzysztof Czapla
Born1956 (age 66–67)
Alma materMoscow State Institute of International Relations
TitleConsul-General in Benghazi
Consul-General in Vancouver
Consul-General in Vancouver
Chargé d'affaires to Syria


Krzysztof Czapla has graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Following an internship at the Polish Consulate-General in Benghazi, in 1984, he began working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Next year, he was made to leave the Ministry for political reasons.[2] Afterwards, he has been working for Mostostal in Libya as a translator.[3]

After the regime change in Poland, in 1991, Czapla returned to the Ministry. Between 1995 and 1998 he was serving as Consul-General in Benghazi. In 1999, he was successfully negotiating releasing Polish nurses in Libya detained for alleged spreading HIV.[2] He was twice Consul-General in Vancouver: from 2001 to 2005 and from 2009 to 2013[4] (during the 2010 Winter Olympics). In a meantime, at the Ministry headquarter in Warsaw he was working at the Bureau of Control and Audit and at the Consular Department.[2] Since April 2016 he is serving as chargé d'affaires to Syria, residing in Beirut.[5] In 2018, he was responsible for releasing journalist Witold Repetowicz.[6] In 2021, he ended his term and retired.

Besides Polish, he speaks Arabic, English and Russian languages.[3]


  1. ^ "Diplomatic, Consular & Other Representatives in Canada" (PDF). May 2010. p. 107. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  2. ^ a b c Lorenz, Wojciech (20 April 2009). "Nieznany sukces naszej dyplomacji". (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  3. ^ a b "Zapis przebiegu posiedzenia Komisji Łączności z Polakami za Granicą /nr 35/". (in Polish). 2009-04-02. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  4. ^ "Interpelacja nr 14329 - tekst". (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  5. ^ "Struktura i personel". (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2017-04-06. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  6. ^ ""Do Rzeczy": Witold Repetowicz o swoim uwięzieniu w Syrii". Onet Wiadomości (in Polish). 2018-01-08. Retrieved 2019-07-24.