"Thanks to you, the state budget is in better shape and the borders are properly protected," PM Morawiecki said, as he thanked the officers for their work.
"Here, we defend the EU's external borders against the intrusion of citizens who do not have rights to enter EU territory," the prime minister pointed out.
He also stressed the role of the Border Guard in preventing smuggling. "As such, you contribute in a very important way to the improvement of the condition of the state budget and economy," the PM noted.
Minister of Internal Affairs Joachim Brudziński, present at the briefing, emphasised that the work and service of the Polish Border Guard officers on the eastern border is highly appreciated by the European Union.
He added that at the recent meeting of EU interior ministers in Bucharest, the director of Frontex (The European Border and Coast Guard Agency) once again voiced high praise of the Polish officers' work.
Brudzinski also underscored that the service and work of the Polish Border Guard on the country's eastern border represents the protection of the eastern border of the entire European Union and the security of all EU citizens. (PAP)