Poland sends protective gear to Georgia and Armenia - MFA

Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Jabłoński said that the transport is a gesture of solidarity with our partners, the Eastern Partnership countries. Aleksander Koźmiński/PAP

Polish military planes carrying protective gear for hospitals, doctors and nurses, has set off from Poland for Georgia and Armenia, while another plane with similar equipment is expected to reach Azerbaijan in coming days, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Deputy Foreign Minister Paweł Jabłoński said that the transport is a gesture of solidarity with our partners, the Eastern Partnership countries.

According to Jan Dziedziczak from the PM's office, the aid operation was co-organised by the Material Reserves Agency, the Polish Health and Defence Ministries and the Solidarity Fund.

The Foreign Ministry said that as part of the assistance, Poland provided medical masks, helmets and disinfectant to Armenia valued at PLN 106,000 (EUR 23,781). Georgia will be supported with protective helmets and disinfectants worth over PLN 183,000 (EUR 41,056), the ministry said.

The aid for Georgia is implemented by Poland under the auspices of NATO's Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC), the ministry said.