Poland has agreed to accept 500 people evacuated from Afghanistan who cooperated with Nato, Michal Dworczyk, head of the prime minister's office, told PAP.
Poland stayed in Afghanistan until the very end of its mission there and conducted a successful evacuation from Kabul without any human casualties, the foreign minister told a Wednesday press conference.
Poland's president and prime minister have sent the US government condolences over attacks in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday which killed 13 US troops and injured 18.
The Polish president has condemned the suicide bomb attack on Kabul airport on Thursday that left scores of people dead and injured.
Mateusz Morawiecki made the announcement during a joint press conference with Ambassador of Afghanistan to Poland Tahir Quadiry in Warsaw on Thursday.
The Chargé d’Affaires at the US embassy in Warsaw said on Wednesday that the US was grateful for the “heroic evacuation” of over 700 people from Kabul by Poland.
Poland will evacuate 150 people from the Afghan capital Kabul following a request from Lithuania, a Polish deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.
The last flight carrying Afghan evacuees from Kabul should take off for Poland on Wednesday night, the head of the Prime Minister's Office said on Wednesday morning.
An airplane with over 70 Afghanistan evacuees landed in Warsaw shortly before 4:00 p.m. on Monday. It is the eighth Polish plane to bring evacuees out of Kabul, the Taliban-controlled Afghan capital.
In total, 260 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan to Poland so far, the head of the Prime Minister's Office told PAP on Saturday morning.