Poland could send police to help secure Macedonian border
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland could send over 100 police officers to help secure the Macedonian border as a wave of migrants heads for Western Europe, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has said.
A Czech police officer assisting his Macedonian colleagues in patrolling and organizing the transport of refugees with trains to Serbia, speaks with a migrant in a train at a station near the town of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 8 February. Photo: EPA/NAKE BATEV.
Waszczykowski told public broadcaster TVP that in the last two months, Macedonia has twice asked the Polish foreign ministry for assistance in protecting its southern border.
"I will ask the prime minister and other ministers whether we could move our policing mission, which has for several years been in Kosovo, and which I feel has now fulfilled its mandate," Waszczykowski said.
He added that Kosovo is close to Macedonia and "at least some" of the Polish police could be sent to guard the Macedonian border.
Waszczykowski said that Poland could send from several dozen to over 100 police. (pk/rg)