Land Force exercises before being deployed to Afghanistan, General Brigadier Kollçaku: Government has paid more attention to FA

The Effectives of the Third Infantry Battalion of the Land Force conducted in Rreth –Greth, region of Kavaja, one of the exercises for the training of the additional II Contingent in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The first additional contingent of Resolute Support Mission (RSM) that returned home from the first missions in Afghanistan and Bosnia, has served as a good experience for the development and planning of such exercises.
Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces, Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku carried out a survey of "Rreth - Greth 2018" exercise and emphasized the increased attention to the uniformed officers.

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700 Albanian Armed Forces effectives conduct the training of "Kastrioti - 2018" in combat operations scenarios

700 effectives from all Forces and Commands of the Armed Forces participated in "Kastrioti - 18” training. In this training, communication and coordination capabilities in distance were tested in combat operations scenarios.

"The General Staff and its subordinate structures training serve to plan joint combat operations, as well as to harmonize standard procedures in line with those of NATO," - said Col. Petrit Çuni, Chief of Staff of the Multinational Joint Task Force.
There were also implemented in scenarios and training objectives lessons learned from the previous exercises.
The Chief of Staff conducted frequent communications with the leaders of the participating forces in this exercise, through direct links.

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The Adriatic Charter, Xhaçka: Albania will chair A5 in 2019, membership for Kosovo with full rights

The Defence Minister Olta Xhaçka participated in the regular meeting of Defence Ministers of the U.S.- Adriatic Charter (Albania, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina) held in Budva (Montenegro) on 13 and 14 November 2018.

Albania, through the Ministry of Defence, will head the A-5, after less than two months. Minister Xhaçka, as the host of the next meeting in Tirana, invited the homologues of the Adriatic Charter member countries to support Albania's initiative to open the doors to other countries that aspire being part of the North Atlantic Alliance.

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Rama and Xhaçka at Kuçova Air Base: Up to 19% increase for military personnel remuneration next year

Up to 19% salary increase is planned for the military personnel for 2019. During the presentation of the Draft Defense Budget from Kuçova Air Base, Prime Minister Edi Rama and Defense Minister Olta Xhaçka declared that this is the greatest increase in the history of the Armed Forces.

Prime Minister Edi Rama stated that "during the review of the draft budget and thanks to the insistence of the Defense Minister, the government will make possible for the AAF a much more substantial budget than was predicted for salary increase.

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The draft on “Civil Protection”

The draft on "Civil Protection" aims to reduce the risk of disasters and the fulfillment of Civil Protection to guarantee the protection of people’s lives, property, cultural heritage and the environment by strengthening the Civil Protection System.


Based on this draft, the Civil Protection mission is the creation of the conditions for a society capable of coping with various disasters and recovering through the establishment of an integrated and efficient system of Civil Protection in the Republic of Albania.

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