Tbilisi International Airport is being used during evacuations from Kabul, after the Taliban seized control of the city on August 15, the government of Georgia stated earlier today.
The Georgian government says that a military hub has been set up at Tbilisi International Airport for NATO Military Transportation Organisation which is evacuating individuals from Kabul on a daily basis.
The government says that up to 2,000 individuals have been evacuated so far via Georgian territory and have been transported abroad via various charter flights.
The statement also reads that a transit medical aid point was also set up by the Norwegian Armed Forces on the territory of the Georgian military base near Tbilisi airport which may be used during the evacuation of the Norwegian military hospital in Kabul.
“Georgia has also accepted the request of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the International Republican Institute (IRI), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) to assist in evacuating their personnel and allow their temporary presence on Georgian territory,” said the government.
The Georgian government says that the country’s territory was also used when NATO forces began withdrawing from Afghanistan earlier this year, following an agreement between the US and the Taliban back in 2020.
Georgia has been involved in NATO-led peace ISAF and Resolute Support missions in Afghanistan since 2004.
32 Georgian soldiers have been killed and dozens were injured in the operations.
The Georgian government says that the country has proven its devotion to international peace and security by all its actions.