Minister Kodheli meets the Assistant Secretary of State, Ms. Victoria Nuland

On the second day of her visit to the United States, the Minister of Defence, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli met the Assistant Secretary of State for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, Ms. Victoria Nuland. Ms. Nuland thanked Minister Kodheli for the contribution made to help the Peshmerga in Iraq. With this act, said Ms. Nuland, you reminded to Europe its important role.

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Defence Minister Kodheli official visit to the United States

The Minister of Defence, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli is on an official visit to the United States invited by the Secretary of Defence, Mr. Chuck Hagel.

On the first day of the visit, Minister Kodheli opened the bilateral talks in Defence, which define the foundation and development prospects of the cooperation in the next two years. Main topics of talks focused on further strengthening and deepening of cooperation, especially in new areas such as, the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Albania, the development of joint operations, etc.

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Ministry of Defence, awareness activity for the fight against breast cancer

Kodheli: Fight against breast cancer is our common struggle, the struggle for life.

Beqja: Free mammograms for the women of the Armed Forces.

An awareness activity for the fight against breast cancer was organised today at the Ministry of Defence. At the activity attended military and civilian women working in the structures of the Ministry of Defence, General Staff of the Armed Forces, as well as in other structures of “Skënderbej” garrison.

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Press Release

The Ministry of Defence clarifies the public and the Democratic Party that last week, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli chaired the Adriatic Charter Ministerial held in Budva, Montenegro. During her stay in Montenegro, Minister Kodheli met the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Eurasia, Ms. Evelyn N. Farkas, the Turkish Defence Minister, Mr. Ismet Ylmaz, the Montenegrin counterpart, Mrs. Milica Pejanović-Đurišić, the Minister for the Kosovo Security Force, Mr. Agim Çeku, the Deputy Minister of Defence of Georgia, and many other representatives of the countries participating in the Ministerial.

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Luiza Gega, well-known athlete, message on the Day of the Fight against Breast Cancer

Yesterday, on the occasion of the International Day of Fight against Breast Cancer, a mini marathon was organised in which hundreds of athletes and citizens of Tirana took part. Ministers of the Government, politicians, employees of foreign embassies in Tirana, etc, also became part of this marathon. The motto of this mini marathon was “Run towards life”. The marathon started at the “Mother Teresa” Square, continued around the hills of the artificial lake and finished at the Lake Dam runway. The representative of Military Police and the prominent athlete, Ms. Luiza Gega arrived first and was awarded the cup of this marathon.

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