Iranian truck driver left stranded in Poland FINALLY gets new truck after original sale fell through

Fardin once again returned to Poland after managing to find a new truck from DBK Group through his new online pals. Help International - Polski Kontyngent Pomocy Irańskiemu Kierowcy/Facebook

The story of an Iranian trucker stranded in Poland has taken a new twist after the purchase of a new truck fell through.

In December, Fardin Kazemi who was carrying goods from Iran through Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic and finally to Poland came a cropper when his 30 year-old-truck broke down leaving him unable to return home.

Fardin met the Polish Ambassador to Iran Maciej Fałkowski and personally thanked him for the help he had received in Poland.Help International - Polski Kontyngent Pomocy Irańskiemu Kierowcy/Facebook

Polish truck drivers and motor-enthusiasts quickly rallied to help and after organising a public fundraiser gathered an astonishing 99,000 zlotys within less than 24 hours.

But just when he was about to buy a new truck, Fardin again found himself stuck when the seller backed out due to the international embargo on Iran and the possibility of a high fine.


Fardin’s daughter sent a video message to everyone involved in helping her father, saying: “Poland’s dear people, we love all of you very much. You were angles for my father and saved him. We don’t have the words to thank you.”

In a situation that seemed helpless, Fardin flew home to meet his family after a long separation and to figure out his next move.

Whilst there he visited the Polish Embassy in Teheran to thank Poland for the hospitality he experienced and his daughter sent a video message to everyone involved in helping her father, saying: “Poland’s dear people, we love all of you very much. You were angles for my father and saved him. We don’t have the words to thank you.”

Fardin had been using an American International 9670 lorry from the 1980s to deliver goods from Poland when he broke down.Help International - Polski Kontyngent Pomocy Irańskiemu Kierowcy/Facebook

On January 7th, Fardin once again returned to Poland after managing to find a new truck from DBK Group through his new online pals who received a personal message of thanks from the president of Iran’s Driving Association, Khoy Ali Reza Ali Yari.

He wrote: “On behalf of the great people of Iran and the hard-working drivers of this city, we are very proud of all the wise and watchful citizens of Poland, as well as the hospitable drivers of the country and the drivers' union, and we thank for the humanitarian assistance to our dear Iranian driver.”

To enable Fardin to drive back to Iran, the Polish online community, including mechanics and translators from Farsi, set out to raise 99,000 złoty (23,000 euros).Help International - Polski Kontyngent Pomocy Irańskiemu Kierowcy/Facebook

He also mentioned the 500 years of friendly and undisturbed relations between Poland and Iran as well to which many of the Poles who donated and followed the situation’s development on Facebook responded by thanking their Persian friends for sheltering over 100,000 Polish refugees during Second World War.

Dariusz Poprawski wrote on the fundraiser page: “Go home safely, Fardin, to your wonderful family we saw in the picture.

Fardin arrived back in Poland on Jan 7th to collect his new truckHelp International - Polski Kontyngent Pomocy Irańskiemu Kierowcy/Facebook

“By the way, we thank Iran for taking care of Polish refugees: ‘in the camps for the military and their families, created in Iran, there were about 116,000 Poles (including 45,000 civilians, among them 13,000 children under 14)’”.

Arkadiusz Chrapusta echoed the sentiment: “Partial repayment of the debt our grandfathers owed to the Iranian government. Good luck!”

He had earlier visited DBK to choose the vehicle he wanted.Help International - Polski Kontyngent Pomocy Irańskiemu Kierowcy/Facebook

On January 8th, the organisers of the aid initiative to help Fardin posted on Facebook: “The semi-trailer has just been paid for.

“The seller added new tyres and rims.”

Happy Fardin will now drive back to Iran.Help International - Polski Kontyngent Pomocy Irańskiemu Kierowcy/Facebook

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