Afghanistan's ambassador thanks Poland for evacuation help
Afghanistan's ambassador to Poland, Tahir Qadiry, whose family has been evacuated from Kabul to Warsaw, has thanked Polish authorities and organisations for help amid the Taliban takeover of his country.
A LOT Polish Airlines Embraer plane carrying people evacuated from Afghanistan lands at Warsaw's Chopin Airport at the end of last week.Photo: PAP/Paweł Supernak
Specifically, he said he was grateful to top officials including President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
More than 500 people have been airlifted out of Afghanistan to Poland so far, with future evacuation flights depending on the political situation in Kabul, according to government officials.
Over 18,000 people have been airlifted out of Afghanistan since the Taliban took over the capital Kabul, NATO has announced.
“History will remember your goodwill gesture at this critical time that Afghanistan is going through,” Qadiry told reporter Danuta Isler.
Listen to the interview by clicking on the audio player above.