The expenditures from the budgets of the Ministry of Defense, the Foreign Office and the Development and Interior amounted to 770 million euros, reported the newspapers of the German editorial network, Redaktionsnetzwerks Deutschland, citing an answer from the Foreign Office after an AfD request.
The Bundeswehr deployment so far has cost 11.9 billion euros. The Federal Foreign Office has spent a good two billion euros since 2001, and the Ministry of Development 2.3 billion euros. The Federal Ministry of the Interior invested 61 million, the Ministry of Agriculture 33 million and the Ministry of Culture 34 million.
No information was provided by the Federal Government on the expenditures of the secret services.
“The SPD and the Greens once believed that they could democratize Afghanistan with a handful of soldiers. They failed with their plans. Eighteen long years has a broken Bundeswehr for this political blunder,” said the AfD member of parliament René Springer on Thursday.
As a result, so far 58 German soldiers, three policemen and two civilian employees have been killed. “German security forces have nothing to gain in Afghanistan,” commented Springer.
He called on the federal government to finally stop the deployment of the Bundeswehr and to withdraw German soldiers and police from Afghanistan. “Not least, to avoid more victims,” Springer added.