MoD Secretary General, Mr. Kraja visits NATO Support Agency (NSPA)

On September 15-16, 2014, a delegation of the Ministry of Defence headed by its Secretary General, Mr. Arian Kraja, conducted a working visit to the Headquarters of the NATO Support Agency (NSPA), Capellen, Luxembourg. The purpose of the visit focused on restoring contacts and enhancing the cooperation of our country with this NATO structure. In particular, during the discussions with NSPA senior officials, our delegation focused on key topics such as, demilitarization of weapons/ammunition; procurement and opportunities for Albanian companies in this regard; clearance of hotspots in our country, as well as other aspects.

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150 militaries of Military Police donate blood for thalassemia patients

The Military Police, for the second day, responded to the request of the Albanian Red Cross, Tirana branch, for blood donation to help the children with thalassemia. Around 150 militaries, officers, NCOs, professional soldiers and civilian employees of the Military Police donated blood, in response to this sensitization.

 

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Press Release

The Albanian Government is determined to continue the fight against organized crime and narcotics removing Albania from black list where the previous government had introduced it. Assaulting the Armed Forces for offering logistic support to the State Police and to the Ministry of Interior in these operations means an assault to the State, protecting crime and drug trafficking. As for the Prosecution, we invite it to deepen its investigation in all cases where means or even worse, Commando and Special Forces of the Armed Forces are improperly used for gold research or protection of private businesses, such as the Wrestling Championship, without mentioning here the transportation of singers.

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“Open Day” of the “Albanian Lion '14” Exercise

At the Rinas airport took place today the “Open Day” of the joint Albanian-British exercise, “Albanian Lion 2014”. At the ceremony attended the Deputy Minister of Defence, Mr. Dritan Hila, Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo, UK Ambassador in Tirana, Mr. Nicholas Cannon, generals and senior officers of the Armed Forces, defence attachés accredited to our country and families of servicemen of the Armed Forces participating in the joint Albanian-British exercise, “Albanian Lion”.

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DV Day of the Albanian-British exercise, “Albanian Lion '14”

At the Naval Base in Kepi i Palit (Bisht-Palla), it was held today the “Distinguished Visitors Day” of the joint Albanian-British exercise, “Albanian Lion 14”. At the event attended the President of the Republic of Albania, Mr. Bujar Nishani, Minister of Defence, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli, British Rear Admiral, Bob Tarrant, Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo, the UK Ambassador in Tirana, Mr. Nicholas Cannon, Members of Parliament, defence attachés accredited to our country, etc.

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