Polish PM offers assistance to Germany following tragic floods
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has offered Chancellor Angela Merkel assistance in connection with devastating floods which have hit Germany, according to a deputy foreign minister.
"Morawiecki and Merkel held a phone conversation on Thursday," Piotr Wawrzyk told reporters on Friday.
"The prime minister has offered all possible assistance which could be expected from Poland," Wawrzyk said.
"We have no detailed information regarding possible expectations of the German side. We have declared all possible aid," he added.
Having stated that the most tragic situation was in the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia, Wawrzyk said that, at the moment, no Poles living in North Rhine-Westphalia needed assistance.
"But we have no information regarding two persons in Rhineland-Palatinate. We have been unable to get in touch with them," he said.
At least 103 people have died in devastating floods across parts of western Germany.
Authorities in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate said at least 60 people had died there. In neighbouring North Rhine-Westphalia state officials put the death toll at 43, but warned that the figure could increase. At least 1,300 people are still missing.