Ministry of Defence

Security Policies

The Armed Force is engaged in different missions at home and abroad due to the political commitments of the Republic of Albania in the framework of NATO, UNO, EU and coalitions against terrorism since 09.09.1996, staring from the first mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The Armed Forces are currently engaged in PK and Military missions in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosova, Iraq and SEEBRIG.

The Armed Force has completed its missions in Iraq, Chad and Georgia.

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The invitation to NATO membership (Bucharest Summit in 02 April 2008) and the membership with full rights in Strasbourg & Kehl Summit, 02 April 2009, finalized the pan Albanian effort and aspiration to join NATO. Yet, the Albanian public remains the strongest indicator in supporting the country’s membership in NATO, as well as the participation in NATO led missions outside the region. Read more about Albania-NATO Relations history.

NATO has as an important goal the promotion of international security achievable through: Arms Control, Disarmament and Nonproliferation of Weapons; Open Door Policy, Partnership, Reforms and Transformation. Read more about NATO's New Strategic Concept.

Integration Directory with European Union (IDEU) is approved as being an integral part of the central structures of the public administration, for the need of establishing European integrity units, being a directory. IDEU programs and coordinates the institutional work on the aspect of integration in EU, in close coordination with the Ministry of Integrity, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other central institutions and common structures of these programs.

SEEBRIG, SEDM, Adriatic Charter (A-5) are international and regional organizations in which our country participates.

 


Security National Strategy (in review process)
National Defence Strategy (in review process)
 
 

 

EVENTS & ANALYSIS

Defence Minister Kodheli official visit to Greece, 14-15 January 2014 14-15 January 2014Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli held on January 14-15 a two-day official visit to Athens, with the invitation of the Minister of Defence of Greece...
Minister Kodheli at the Comprehensive Regional Ministerial held in Slovenia October 2013The Ministerial included two meetings: US-Adriatic Charter (A5) Ministerial, and SEDM Defence Ministerial...
"Strategic Vision" June 2013Latest magazine "Strategic Vision" issued by the National Centre of Security and Defence...
Strategic Defence Review document 11 April 2013 The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania approved the Strategic Defence Review document...
Defence Directive 2013 15 January 2013 This directive is the foundation where the plans, working programs and activities of all structures of the MoD of the AF will rely
on...
Defence Ministers make progress on cyber protection 04 June 2013NATO Defence Ministers agreed that the Alliance’s cyber-defence capability should be fully operational by the autumn...
The Albanian Experience in Demilitarization of Excess Ammunition 15 May 20132,300 tons were demilitarized until September 2009, at the end of the year 6,500 tons, while in 2010 were demilitarized 20,600 tons...
Albania-US Relations: A Pillar of Stability in an Increasingly Uncertain World 30 June 2012By Ian J. BrzezinskiWashington - It is in times of uncertainty that partnerships are both most tested and most important...
NATO Chicago summit meets its goals 21 may 2012“We came to Chicago with three goals. And we have met them...
NATO delivers at Chicago Summit 20 may 2012Rasmunssen: "Today, we approved a robust package of more than 20 multinational projects, to provide the capabilities we need, at a price we can afford"...
NATO declares interim missile defence capability 20 may 2012Rasmunssen:“Our system will link together missile defence assets from different Allies – satellites, ships, radars and interceptors – under NATO command and control...
NATO Defence Ministers endorse concept for new post-2014 mission in Afghanistan 05 June 2013NATO Defence Ministers on Wednesday endorsed the detailed concept for the new NATO-led mission...
NATO in 2020 13 april 2012 NATO's Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen sets out his vision...  
“Smart Defence - An innovative approach to security challenges” 27 April 2012“Smart Defence” is a new way of thinking about generating the defence capabilities we need for the year 2020 and beyond...
“Smart Defense” A Smart Approach for the Balkan Region 18 march 2012 Rasmussen: “I know that in an age of austerity, we cannot spend more. But neither should we spend less. So the answer is to spend better...”
NATO, ‘Soft Power' and Social Media 23 march 2012 For those wanting to use soft power in foreign policy, social media offer intriguing ways to deliver messages to publics that may have been inaccessible in the past...
NATO Air Headquarters Ramstein passes missile defence test 04-05 april 2012 The operational headquarters for NATO's future territorial ballistic missile defence capability passed a significant technical test on 4-5 April...
Join the Armed Forces 25 July 2013 Criteria and documentations to become a professional soldier...
Military Review December 2013 Latest issue of "Military Review" magazine, in English language...
Moving Forward To End Violence Against Women 08 July 2013 --by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General...
Two approaches towards “operational capability” – Bring them as closer as possible June 2012Strategic Defence Review (SDR) in Albania has already reached the stage, when lining-up and linking...

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