The AAF completes the Vjosa embankment reinforcement in Fier

After nearly 6 months of work, the Engineering Battalion of Armed Forces in cooperation with Fier Municipality completed the repair and reinforcement of the Vjosa river embankment.

In addition to repairing the damage caused by the recent floods, the pioneers raised the embankment by over 2 meters from the initial level, providing more security for the habitations and agricultural lands of the inhabitants alongside Vjosa River.

 

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The Chairmanship of SEDM for the 2019 - 2021 was officially taken over by MoD of Republic of Albania

Starting from 1st of July 2019, the Chairmanship of the biggest regional initiative - South Eastern Defense Ministerial – SEDM, is officially taken over for a two - year period (2019 – 2021) by our country.

To this end, the Secretariat of SEDM Chairmanship, held by Greece during 2017 – 2019 period, is paying an official visit to our country. The purpose of this visit is to hand over to the Albanian Chairmanship of SEDM the archive and other authentic documents in the framework of this initiative.

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Defence Deputy Minister Koçi participates in the NATO Defence Ministers meeting in Brussels

Defence Deputy Minister Petro Koçi participated in the NATO Defence Ministers meeting that was held in Brussels on 26 - 27 June. This meeting is of particular importance to the Alliance, which continues to advance on adaption of its agenda, on collective defense, on burden-sharing, crisis management as a result of the unstable security environment.
The Defense Ministers addressed and shared the same views on Russia's behavior and violations of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the need for continued efforts to strengthen collective defense, intensify the Forces' readiness and the mobility of troops in the area of responsibility of NATO's Supreme Commander in Europe. 

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Personnel Recruiting Center Celebrates 12th Anniversary of Creation, Petro Koçi: Human Capacity Our Priority

Personnel Recruiting Center (PRC) one of the most important structures in the Armed Forces, celebrated the 12th Anniversary of its creation. A ceremony was organized at the premises of the Ministry of Defense.
Attending the event, Defence Deputy Minister Petro Koçi, besides thanking all the staff for the hard work, he stated that the center will continue to be modernized with more modern and faster application systems serving the military. He also paid particular attention to the development of human capacity of the Armed Forces, which he considered a priority.

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Gjirokastra, AAF test the emergency response capability

For three days, officers of Gjirokastra Regional Support Detachment tested their response capabilities to assist the population in cases of natural disasters.

In the coded training "Gërhoti 2019", RSD troops improvised extinguishing the fires on difficult terrains and urban areas, the evacuation of people from earthquake ruins and the provision of first aid.

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