Dear Mr. President,
I was extremely happy to learn of the successful conclusion to the dramatic situation of the 33 miners trapped in the San Jose mine, which had lasted for many days.
In this difficult time the solidarity of the Polish people with the Chilean people was incredibly strong. Since in Poland, like in Chile, the mining industry is a significant sector of the economy, we particularly strongly sympathised with the trapped miners.
I would like to congratulate the president on the perfectly executed rescue. I watched with great emotion the faces of the miners transported to the surface in the rescue capsule. I share the happiness of the rescued miners, their families and friends.
President of the Republic of Poland