General Janusz Adamczak has been elected to be the next Director of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), the Polish president announced on social media on Saturday.
Co-operation between Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is natural because they face the same challenges and threats, Zbigniew Rau, the Polish foreign minister, said on Monday after a meeting of the foreign and defence ministers from Poland and the Baltic states in Riga, the Latvian capital.
Poland and the Baltic States should shoulder the burden of security in the Euro-Atlantic region, the Polish prime minister has said.
A Polish government spokesman has stated that the government will prove in the coming days that the state of emergency is a necessity to protect Poland's borders.
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.
So far, 12 Polish planes, carrying over 850 people in total, have flown out of Kabul to Poland, the evacuation of Afghans and other nationalities continues, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted on Wednesday afternoon.
The presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia said the hybrid attacks on the eastern borders of the EU and NATO were politically motivated by the regime of Alexander Lukashenko.
Poland will be responsible for an evacuation operation that will ensure safe transport for 300 Afghan citizens who have cooperated with NATO in recent years, Poland's prime minister wrote on Facebook on Friday.
Poland will send four fighter aircraft and 140 military personnel to Iceland on Wednesday, a military press official has said.
The EU, Nato and the International Olympic Committee have asked Poland to help in evacuating scores of people from Afghanistan, the Polish prime minister said on Tuesday.