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Vietnamese embassy in Poland proactively supports OVs affected by fire incident

Update: 19-05-2024 | 11:07:49

The Vietnamese Embassy in Poland on May 17 started receiving and processing documents for Vietnamese nationals who lost their papers in the fire at the Marywilska 44 shopping centre in Warsaw, with many people getting new documents in as little as one hour after submitting their applications.

Ambassador Ha Hoang Hai (R) in a meeting with representatives of the Polish Ministry of Family, Labour, and Social Policy (Photo: VNA)

The Vietnamese Embassy in Poland on May 17 started receiving and processing documents for Vietnamese nationals who lost their papers in the fire at the Marywilska 44 shopping centre in Warsaw, with many people getting new documents in as little as one hour after submitting their applications.

Ambassador Ha Hoang Hai, immediately after the incident, the embassy promptly dispatched a delegation to the scene to coordinate with local authorities and the Vietnamese association in Poland to visit and support affected individuals, and took citizen protection measures.

The embassy has also collaborated with local authorities to request an investigation of the cause of the fire and ensure the full legal rights and interests of Vietnamese citizens in the country, he said.

For those who lost their personal documents in the fire, the embassy has promptly provided assistance by swiftly issuing replacements, enabling them to continue their legal residence in the Central European nation, thus restoring business activities, and gradually stabilising their lives.

Liwiusz Laska, a representative of the Polish Ministry of Family, Labour, and Social Policy, highly valued the information sharing and cooperation of the Vietnamese Embassy, saying that relevant Polish agencies and authorities are actively supporting traders affected by the fire incident which occurred on May 12.

The Marywilska 44 shopping centre housed an estimated 400 Vietnamese small traders with nearly 600 stalls. Additionally, hundreds of Vietnamese workers found employment in stalls, nail salons, and restaurants within the complex.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Poland can be reached via the following hotlines: 48 782 257 359 and 48 601 925 288./.

VNA

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