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Ministry of Defence (through “MEICO”) starting from 2013 has adopted the position that all its activity relative to the export of arm and munition stockpiles inherited from the end of the cold war, is to be effectuated only with “end user” states that are NATO Member States.

Thus, this activity is realized in full compliance with the international legislation, the obligations that Albania has as a NATO Member State, as well as commitments, agreements, various treaties in which our country is involved.

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General Staff of Albanian Armed Forces informs the public opinion regarding the current progress of the work being done in resolving the tragic accident of the helicopter EC 145. Experts of the Eurocopter Company as well as American military experts specialized in this type of helicopter, convened by the Ministry of Defence in order to give their assistance in solving this incident, have assisted the investigative group headed by the Prosecution in order to draw the recording camera.

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Ministry of Defence and General Staff have undertaken the necessary measurements regarding the tragic incident of the crashing helicopter EC 145 in which lost their life two pilots of the Albanian Air Force.

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Today at 06:26 a.m. during a patrol afloat, Vessel P-02 found an abandoned blue speedboat 4 miles north of Sazan Island without any lettering. After inspecting the area to see if there are any drowned, was notified the border police and the vehicle was towed to Sazan. The vehicle was handed over to border police by a record. Marine Forces continue patrolling this area.

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The Ministry of Defence clarifies the public and the Democratic Party that last week, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli chaired the Adriatic Charter Ministerial held in Budva, Montenegro. During her stay in Montenegro, Minister Kodheli met the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Eurasia, Ms. Evelyn N. Farkas, the Turkish Defence Minister, Mr. Ismet Ylmaz, the Montenegrin counterpart, Mrs. Milica Pejanović-Đurišić, the Minister for the Kosovo Security Force, Mr. Agim Çeku, the Deputy Minister of Defence of Georgia, and many other representatives of the countries participating in the Ministerial.

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A Boeing commercial aircraft, which was flying from one European capital toward the African continent, lost contact for a few moments with the air control centers. According to the international agreements, in which Albania is a party, the neighboring NATO member countries conduct the air policing of the territory of the Republic of Albania.

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