Uzbekistan: Germany Sharply Boosts Payments for Air Base – Eurasianet org News

The German government appears willing to pay a very high price for use of the Termez air base in Uzbekistan, more than doubling its yearly payments to the authoritarian but strategic Central Asian state.

Along with lease payments for the facility — which average 11 million euros per year since 2002 — the German Bundestag agreed in 2010 to hand over an extra 15.95 million euros annually as “financial compensation” to the government of President Islam Karimov.

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