29 June 2012
Last night, at the premises of the Center of Culture, Media and Defence Publication, under the auspices of the Defence Minister’s wife, Ms. Najada Imami and Chief of General Staff’s wife Ms. Teuta Gjunkshi, was organized a meeting with servicemen’s wives serving in the peacekeeping mission in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Yesterday’s evening, which was conceived as a friendly, family and social dinner, started with the sounds of melodious music of the arcs of Wind Orchestra of the Armed Forces and then continued as a nice and quite exciting dinner.
Around 45 wives of servicemen, some of which together with their children, experienced and enjoyed a pleasant evening, away from the everyday’s stress, longing and attention focused on their husbands, who are conducting one of the most difficult peacekeeping missions in Kandahar, Afghanistan. It should be noted that, throughout the period their husbands serve in this mission, their wives and children have never felt themselves alone, but they have always had the care and high assessment of the Ministry of Defence and General Staff of the Armed Forces. Many of them perhaps did not previously know each other, but during this evening they became very close friends after sharing the same pride, but also same concern and longing, regarding their military husbands, who serve as missionaries of peace and freedom in distant Afghanistan.
“I am very surprised the wives of Defence Minister, Mr. Imami, and Chief of General Staff, Major General Gjunkshi, invited us and have created such a pleasant environment and beautiful evening. I am doubly surprised because I am myself a military and my husband is in mission. I want to express special thanks to both wives of top leaders of our Armed Forces, for the interest they have shown towards the wives of missionaries, for whom we are proud. Even we, despite the fact that our husbands are very far from Homeland, do care for our family, children, work and careers”, said among other things Colonel Flora Dako.
One of the daughters of missionaries, speaking with longing for her father says: “My father is in peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan. I look forward to see him back as soon as possible and to end successfully the mission. I wish not only him, but all the other missionaries, to come safely to Albania. We miss them and it is normal that we miss them, because 6 months are a lot for us without our fathers. We know that the level of difficulty, where they serve, is very high, but we only want them to return safely to us.” While another girl says: “I am very proud that my dad is one of the missionaries of peace, and that everybody says the best words for him. It is normal that I look forward for his return home as soon as possible. I greet him there where he is and I say to him that we miss you all and waiting impatiently for his return.”
The evening’s surprise was the direct calls made in those moments with the commander of the “Eagle 4” peacekeeping mission, Colonel Behar Mara, who greeted on behalf of the contingent the wives of the peacekeepers, saying to them not to get upset, because they are all good and the day of their return home will be very close.
Later, the evening continued with congratulations to each other and their spouses, with humor and dance, and was also accompanied by the sweet voice of CCMDP’s singers Redon Makashi, Ervin Bushati and Mira Bregu.