Polish President Lech Kaczynski has accepted a government motion to increase the size of the Polish Military Contingent in Afghanistan, the presidential press office said Friday, Xinhua reported.
Polish Defense Minister Bogdan Klich welcomed the president's decision in view of an expected rise of danger in the province of Ghanzi where Poles are stationed, as well as the upcoming Afghan presidential elections in August.
The change is to take place in mid-April when the 5th Polish contingent is sent to Afghanistan, according to Polish news agency PAP.
The Polish government last month suggested the president increase the number of Polish troops in Afghanistan from 1,600 to 2,000.
The Polish troops are currently a part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)'s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission.