Olta Xhaçka

Defence Minister of Republic of Albania
2017 -

Ms. Olta Xhaçka is currently the Defence Minister of the Republic of Albania.

Ms. Olta Xhaçka was born in Tirana, on December 25, 1979.

She is married to Mr. Artan Gaçi and they have a daughter, Hana.

Ms. Xhaçka has graduated with honours from Clark University, Massachusetts, USA, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Sciences and International Relations, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Prior to her engagement into politics, Ms. Xhaçka has been actively involved in civil society, in the field of human rights and good governance. She has also worked for three years as a lecturer of political sciences at the University of New York Tirana.

Since 2009, Ms. Xhaçka is part of the Socialist Party Parliamentary Group, initially as a representative of the region of Korça, throughout two legislatures, and since June 2017, as an elected representative of the region of Tirana.

As an activist of human rights, mainly in the field of gender equality and acting as the Chair of the Socialist Woman’s Forum, Ms. Xhaçka, since 2014, has chaired the Minors Issues, Gender Equality and Domestic Violence Sub-committee. She also has been a member of the Work, Social Issues and Health Committee and member of the International Affairs Parliamentary Committee. In March 2017, Ms. Xhaçka was appointed Minister of Youth and Social Welfare.

Ms. Xhaçka is a member of the Socialist Party Chairmanship and Chair of the Socialist Woman’s Forum, since 2010. She also chaired the Qemal Stafa Foundation from 2015 until 2017 upon her appointment in the Albanian Government.




Interview with General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee 15 September 2017Interview with General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee for Albanian Military Magazine.
Minister Kodheli official visit to USA 27-31 October 2014Minister Kodheli held an official visit to the United States of America invited by the U.S. Secretary of Defence, Mr. Chuck Hagel.
Comprehensive Regional Ministerial 14-16 October 2014Comprehensive Regional Ministerial was held in Budva, Montenegro: Harmonization of Cooperation on Defence and Security in the region...
Valued member of the North Atlantic Alliance 4-5 September 2014On Thursday, September 4, in Wales began the two-day NATO Summit. The summit was attended by the delegations of 28 member countries...
Minister Kodheli visit to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) 26 May 2014Minister Kodheli: Albania, a step forward in our commitment to NATO...
NATO Defence Ministers meetings in Brussels 26 - 27 February 2014Minister Kodheli attended NATO Defence Minister meetings and chaired US-Adriatic CHarter (A5) Meeting, held in Brussels...
Armed Forces operation for litter collection February - March 2014Immediately after the decision taken from the inter-ministerial committee to declare the state of emergency for the environment situation, the MoD and GS...
Defence Minister Kodheli official visit to Turkey 12-13 February 2014 Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli held an two-day official visit to Turkey, invited by her counterpart, the Minister of Defence of Turkey, Mr. Ismet Yilmaz...
Defence Minister Kodheli official visit to Greece, 14-15 January 2014 14-15 January 2014 Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli held on January 14-15 a two-day official visit to Athens, invited by the Minister of Defence of Greece...
NATO Annual Report 2013 27 January 2014Secretary General’s Annual Report sets out priorities to shape 'Future NATO'...
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" December 2013Latest magazine "Strategic Vision" issued by the National Centre of Security and Defence...
Strategic Defence Review document 11 April 2013The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania approved the Strategic Defence Review document...
Defence Directive 2014 07 January 2014This directive is the foundation where the plans, working programs and activities of all structures of the MoD of the AF will rely on...
Military Review December 2013Latest issue of "Military Review" magazine, in English language...