Arms control, cooperation with Germany increases

Deputy Minister of Defense, Petro Koci, hosted on an official visit the Director of the German Verification Center, Brigadier General Peter Braunstein, who paid a visit to our country on March 26-28, 2018.

The purpose of the meeting was to increase co-operation in the field of arms control, joint commitments in the framework of changes in Vienna Document 2011, adapting to the current challenges.

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In Shkodra we continue to be upstanding 24 hours non-stop since the first minute

Everywhere where water has paralyzed the lives of people, Obot, Dajç, Ana e Malit, Trush, Livadhë, Velipojë or Bushat, since March 5th, more than 600 people in uniform, hundreds from Civil Emergencies, Rapid Reaction and the Organization of Electric Power Distribution (OEPD) have been and continue to be close to every resident in difficulty.

Whoever says that the army does not know the terrain well, they have surely only stepped on those areas where they are deeply concerned for their militants.

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Bushati and Xhacka in flooded Sub-Shkodra areas

Today, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati and Defense Minister Olta Xhaçka closely inspected the flooded areas in the district of Shkodra. They have looked closely at the situation in the Administration Units of Dajç, Ana e Malit, Shkodra Municipality and Jushi Mountain, and Vau i Dejës Municipality.

During the conversation with the residents, Minister Xhacka said that, in coordination with the Emergency Headquarters, the Prefecture and the Municipality we are doing their utmost to keep the situation under control. "So far we have evacuated about 2500 heads of livestock and are distributing fodder throughout the area.

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Floods in Shkodra, Xhaxhk: Our priority is evacuation and coordination among structures

Today Defense Minister Olta Xhaçka, visited flooded areas in Shkodra. During her visit in the administrative units of Ana e Malit and Dajç, Minister Xhaçka emphasized the readiness of the Armed Forces to assist the inhabitants of these areas, which are in a difficult situation due to extreme weather:
"So far we have engaged about 550 military men, with dozens of high-pass vehicles, and motorbikes. Certainly, we will continue to be present these days to help residents until the end of this emergency situation.

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Armed Forces close to residents affected by flooding in Shkodra

The Armed Forces continue to be engaged uninterruptedly in coping with flooding in the Sub-Shkodra area.
A team from Tirana's regional support battalion with sailing vessels and high traversability was sent in support of the first infantry battalion of Vau i Dejës.

In Dajç village, military of First Infantry Battalion (1stIB) urgently transported to the regional hospital in Shkodra a 27 - year - old man with health problems, who suffered a respiratory insufficiency and had an urgent need for oxygen.

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