General Staff of the Armed Forces, luncheon for the military families

In the premises of the Special Forces Battalion in Zall-Herr, the leadership of the Armed Forces organized a lunch for the children of the military families.
At the event attended Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli, Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo, senior officials of the General Staff, commanders of Forces and of autonomous battalions.

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Successful conclusion of the operation in support of the Iraqi Government

The Ministry of Defence informs the public that the operation of assistance with weapons and ammunition in support of the Iraqi Government has been completed successfully.
Albania, once again, proved that it is on the side of defending the values of democracy and peace.

On this occasion, Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli has sent a thank you letter to all her counterparts of the countries who contributed to this operation. Mrs. Kodheli thanks the Government and the Armed Forces of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark and Australia.


Speech of Minister Kodheli held in the Parliament session of September 25, 2014

Dear colleagues,

Through this normative act, the Ministry of Defence just gets about 700 million ALL (Albanian Lek) from the Government’s investment fund, which will serve to the most necessary needs for the modernization of our Armed Forces and meeting obligations to our partners.

In cooperation with the General Staff, we have presented to the Council of Ministers the full equipment project of the 2nd Infantry Battalion with equipments according to the elite standards of the North Atlantic Alliance.

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Regional Conference “Anti-Corruption” held in Tirana

It was held today, in the Ministry of Defence, the Regional Conference “Anti-corruption”, organized by the European Centre for Security Studies “George C. Marshall”. In this conference attended the Prime Minister of Albania, Mr. Edi Rama, Minister of Defence, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli, Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo, US Ambassador to Albania, Mr. Alexander Arvizu, Ambassador of Germany, Mr. Helmut Hoffman, and many other guests.

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