The Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces participate in the litter collection along the coastline

In the context of the litter collection throughout the territory, at the request of the Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism, the Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces joined the litter collection action with the motto “Albania belongs to all, let’s keep it clean”.

Defence Minister Mimi Kodheli, accompanied by Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo and the head of the National Coastline Agency, Mr. Auron Tare, inspected the work of the Armed Forces in Velipoja and Shëngjin.

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Defence Minister Mimi Kodheli and CHGSAF Major General Jeronim Bazo, official visit to Afghanistan

The Minister of Defence, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli and Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo held a 24-hour visit to Afghanistan.
The leadership of the Ministry of Defence and General Staff of the Armed Forces met with the commander of ISAF mission, General Joseph F. Dunford, NATO Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mr. Maurits R. Jochems, commander of Joint Command, General Joseph Anderson, and with Brigadier General James E. Rainey, deputy commander of Regional Command South, direct command under which operate the Albanian Special Forces, which contribute to peace in Afghanistan, in Kandahar region.

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Statement of Defence Minister Mimi Kodheli

Thanking President Nishani for the attention regarding the developments in Defence, but also noticing a misinterpretation by the President regarding several bills drafted by the Ministry of Defence with the full technical support of our international partners, the Minister of Defence Mimi Kodheli feels obliged to publicly clarify that, the comments made by President Nishani in his press release, regarding the bills in question, are absolutely inappropriate.

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26 cadets begin military training in New Jersey, USA

Minister Kodheli:You will have all my support as Minister of Defence and of the General Staff... My final advice: our expectations of you are really high, thus do everything needed so that we all might feel proud of you.

For the first time, 26 Albanian cadets, candidates for commissioned officers, of whom eight are girls, will start training at the officers’ preparatory school in New Jersey, USA. On this occasion, the Ministry of Defence, in cooperation with the Office of Defence Cooperation (ODC) organized a special ceremony.

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Defence Minister Kodheli pays homage at the Martyrs’ Cemetery

This morning, on the occasion of May 5, the day of the Martyrs of Homeland, the Minister of Defence, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli and Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo paid homage and placed wreaths at the monument “Mother Albania” at the Cemetery of the Martyrs of Homeland.

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