Agata Kornhauser-Duda and Queen Mathilde of Belgium talked via video link on Thursday, public broadcaster Polish Radio reported.
The Polish first lady thanked Belgium for welcoming ill refugee children, who had been originally admitted to Polish healthcare facilities.
She also outlined Poland’s assistance and measures taken by the authorities and wider society to help the victims of the war in Ukraine, according to IAR.
Admiration for Poland
Queen Mathilde expressed her admiration for the “outpouring of solidarity and support” extended to Ukrainian refugees in Poland, reporters were told.
Agata Kornhauser-Duda said she was “immensely proud” of her compatriots, from volunteers to donors and those who opened their homes to refugees, as well as the central government, local authorities and NGOs.
The pair discussed long-lasting needs, policies to address them, and the potential for further cooperation between Poland and Belgium over the humanitarian crisis.
Another topic was the continuing evacuation of refugees from Ukraine, including people with disabilities, care-home residents, seniors and the infirm, officials said.
Thursday’s video call was the latest in a series of conversations held by the Polish first lady as she seeks to build a global coalition of leaders’ wives in support of the victims of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, according to officials.
Thursday was day 29 of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Poland on Thursday reported it had welcomed 2.2 million refugees fleeing Russia's attack on Ukraine.
Earlier this month, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda signed into law a wide-ranging package of support for Ukrainians escaping the Russian invasion of their country.
The measure grants them legal stay in Poland and ensures access to education, healthcare and social benefits.
Source: IAR, PAP