Minister Kodheli inspects the former destruction area of munitions in Hajmel, Vau i Dejës

Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli, accompanied by the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim bazo, inspected the former destruction area of munitions in Hajmel, Vau i Dejës, which is undergoing a process of control and cleansing by the personnel and means of the Armed Forces.

Defence Minister Kodheli was briefed about the work the Armed Forces personnel is carrying out for cleansing this former shooting range, and emphasized that, the demilitarization process of hotspots continues across the country. This process is very important to the lives of our citizens. The Armed Forces are in charge of this very important activity for the community, added Minister Kodheli.

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Minister Kodheli visits the Special Forces Battalion in Zall-Herr

Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli, accompanied by the Chief of General Staff, Major General Jeronim Bazo, paid a visit to the Special Forces Command (SFC) in Zall-Herr. Mrs. Kodheli and Major General Jeronim Bazo were welcomed by the commander of SFC, LTC Qazim Hoxha and followed the daily activity of this battalion. Then, both senior leaders of the Armed Forces ate lunch together with the personnel of this unit.

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Speech of Defence Minister Kodheli in the Parliament of Albania

For a week, the media have published an excessive explosion of the slur policy to obscure the renaissance image of the Armed Forces. It has been a week since the opposition raised the question, implying that it is aware of a terrible truth, but without saying anything other than I, as Minister of Defence, am hiding this information and I’m not being transparent.

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Deputy Minister Mr. Dritan Hila visits the Air Base in Gjadër

Deputy Minister of Defence, Mr. Dritan Hila, accompanied by the Air Force Commander, Brigadier General Frederik Beltoja visited today the Gjadër Air Base.

After the meeting with the personnel serving in this military base and the visiting of its premises, Deputy Minister Hila met with representatives of the media and answered their interest regarding the issues related to the military base, including the allegations made recently by the opposition on the use this base for drug trafficking.

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Minister Kodheli at the conference “5 years in NATO”

Minister Kodheli:We will restore the lacking dignity of the Armed Forces, and we will not allow statements for political use and benefit to harm the new image we are creating.

Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli participated at the international conference “5 years of NATO membership: the national-regional impact and future challenges”. The conference is organized by the Albanian Institute for International Studies. At the conference also attended the U.S. Ambassador in Tirana, Mr. Alexander Arvizu, the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo, the Head of the Democratic Party, Mr. Lulëzim Basha, diplomats, researchers, representatives of the academic world, as well as many other guests.

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