The German Armed Forces have funded the upgrade of security and surveillance technology at Termez airport in line with international aviation standards, the Telegram channel of the German Embassy in Uzbekistan reported.
These technologies have been installed along the more than 12 km long perimeter of the fence, as well as in the operations center at the airport. More than 1 million euros were contributed to this end.
“This week, the military attache of the German embassy in Tashkent was able to personally see the completion of installation work at the airport,” the embassy added. “We are impressed with the progress of work on the modernization of Termez International Airport and are pleased that we were able to make an effective contribution to this.”
According to the embassy, from 2002 to 2015, the German Armed Forces used Termez Airport as a strategic hub for air transportation as part of an international mission in Afghanistan.
But even after the withdrawal of the German Armed Forces, we remain closely associated with this airport on its way to becoming a modern international commercial airport, the statement underscored.
In August 2021, after the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, Germany and a number of Western countries organized the evacuation of their citizens from Kabul through the Termez airport. In total, the German Armed Forces evacuated more than 5,300 people from Afghanistan, including citizens of at least 45 countries, performing 37 flights.
At the end of the evacuation mission, the former head of the German Ministry of Defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer visited Uzbekistan, and thanked Uzbekistan for its support in a "very tense situation."