Minister Peleshi visits VTCS in Bunavi: New campus for the Armed Forces Academy, ready to welcome ‘’Defender 2023’’ exercise

Defence Minister Niko Peleshi visited the premises of the Vocational Training Center for Soldiers (VCTS) in Bunavi, where he talked to first year students and attended several training hours.

During his speech, Minister Peleshi told the new recruits about the ambitions of the government and the Ministry of Defense for the modernization of the Armed Forces that has first started from the Academy of the Armed Forces.

Mr. Peleshi announced that discussions have already begun with one of top institutions of education such as the West Point Military Academy in the US, from which models, standards and achievements will be adopted also at the FA Academy.

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Preparation begins for "Defender 2023", Peleshi: Albania, ready to serve again as a host country for the biggest exercise

Albania has started working to host again one of the biggest exercises "Defender 2023". A coordination conference was organized, attended by Defence Minister Niko Peleshi, the ChoD Major General Bajram Begaj, the US Ambassador Yuri Kim, and senior military representatives of the US and Albania.

In his speech, Minister Peleshi described "Defender 2021", which took place several months ago, as a history of success.

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Peleshi to NATO counterparts: Greater attention needs to be paid to Kosovo

On the second day of the meeting of the Ministers of the countries part of the Alliance, they also discussed the NATO-EU cooperation. In the framework of this cooperation, Albania has contributed for three years to the NATO mission in the Aegean Sea, it is worth mentioning the presence of the Albanian Armed Forces in Mali and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Albania organizes the Senior Course on Security and Defense Studies, military personnel and officials from Kosovo and NATO countries are part of it

The Armed Forces Academy (AFA) is organizing the Senior Course on Security and Defense Studies (SCSDS) 2021, with participants from other countries.

The purpose of SCSDS is to train military officers (OF5) and civilian officials from Albania, NATO, and partner countries at the strategic level.

The course is attended by students from Albania, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Italy, and Georgia.

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Defense Ministerial in Brussels, Peleshi: The Armed Forces are committed to the security of the camp in Kosovo where Afghan refugees have taken shelter

The defense of NATO countries and the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq were the main topics of the first day of the meeting of the Defence Ministers of the Alliance that is taking place in Brussels, which is also attended by Defence Minister Niko Peleshi.

The Ministers discussed the strengthening and modernization of the NATO Force Structure, in order to prepare the decisions that the NATO leaders will take at the Madrid Summit on June 29-30, 2022.

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