USA Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell receives Minister Xhaçka

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell, received today in an official meeting the Defence Minister, Mrs. Olta Xhaçka.

The meeting took place a few minutes after the official statement by the EC, which didn’t pass without being congratulated by Assistant Secretary of State Mitchell who said that today is a day to celebrate.

The US Assistant Secretary of State also praised Albania's contribution to NATO, saying Albania is a reliable USA partner and a warrantor of security in the region.

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USA, Defense Minister Olta Xhaçka launches formal meetings in the Senate and Congress

Invited by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Defence Minister Olta Xhaçka has launched an official visit to the United States, where she is holding a series of important meetings in the US Senate and in US Congress.
At Capitol Hill, Minister Xhaçka was received at a special meeting by Senator Tom Cotton and Congressmen Matt Gaetz and Jim McGovern. In these meetings, Minister Xhaçka praised United States significant support for judicial reform, and she also discussed on the strategic partnership between USA and Albania. "American support is very important for the European agenda of Albania" , - she said.
In her visit to the United States, the Defence Minister met with representatives of the US Company Lockheed Martin, the world's elite company on the field of military industry. Currently “Lockheed Martin” is working on the Integrated Surveillance System for Albanian Airspace (ISSAA). The contract for the purchase of ISSAA was approved in November 2017.

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Press Release

The Ministry of Defence supports the attack on the Syrian regime by the United States of America, the United Kingdom and France.

Albania, as a NATO member state, considers the use of chemical weapons, which killed innocent people, as unacceptable. These actions are in full opposition to all international conventions.

Hence, the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Albania considers that the use of chemical weapons threatens international security and peace. Therefore, the US and two NATO member countries responded in the right way to the protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms.

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Skanderbeg Year, the AAF Museum is enriched with the pavilion of our National Hero

Starting from today, a new pavilion has been added to the Museum of the Armed Forces.

A pavilion dedicated entirely to our National Hero opened in the Museum of the Armed Forces in the framework of the Nationwide Year of Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg.

Defence Minister Olta Xhaçka, Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku, Deputy Chief of General Staff Brigadier General Manushaqe Shehu, the Member of Parliament of Albania Vullnet Sina, as well as many senior military and guests were present at the inauguration of this new pavilion.

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The modernization of the Armed Forces, Xhaçka: Even the Air Force through Reformation Process

On the 2nd Anniversary of the Nation’s Martyrs, Captain Floran Delia and Lieutenant Donald Hoxha, which lost their lives in an air crash while performing their duties was commemorated at Farka Air Base. While speaking at the ceremony, the Defence Minister Olta Xhaçka said that in order to increase the Air Force security, and that of the other forces, the process of reformation and modernization will continue.

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