International Missions

The Armed Force is committed to different missions at home and abroad due to the political commitments of the Republic of Albania in the framework of NATO, UN, EU and coalitions against terrorism since 1996. The first mission has been the mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The number of AAF troop participants in peacekeeping (PK) missions has increased, as well as the geographical field where these missions are conducted.

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Relations with NATO, EU, International and Regional Organization

The invitation to NATO membership (Bucharest Summit in 02 April 2008) and the membership with full rights in Strasbourg & Kehl Summit, 02 April 2009, finalized the pan Albanian effort and aspiration to join NATO. Yet, the Albanian public remains the strongest indicator in supporting the country’s membership in NATO, as well as the participation in NATO led missions outside the region.

Read more: History of NATO-Albania relations.

NATO has as an important goal the promotion of international security achievable through: Arms Control, Disarmament and Nonproliferation of Weapons; Open Door Policy, Partnership, Reforms and Transformation.

Read more: NATO's Strategic Concept

The institutional work is programmed and coordinated on aspects of EU integration, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Integration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other central institutions and common structures of these programs.

Adriatic Charter (A-5), SEDM and SEEBRIG are the international and regional organizations in which our country participates.

Strategic Documents

National Security Strategy (Work in progress)
National Military Strategy (Work in progress)

Strategies of the Ministry of Defence

Defence Directive 2023
Documents on Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities in Albanian Armed Forces


Highlights from the exercise posted frum US Ambassy in Tirana! July 2021In May and June Albania hosted significant aspects of Defender Europe 21, an annual large-scale, multinational,...
The Secretary General’s Annual Report 2020 16 March 2021The Report includes the results of new polls on the public perception of the Alliance. These demonstrate that, in a year of upheaval, overall support for the NATO Alliance,...
The Chairmanship of Regional Organizations SEDM and Adriatic Charter (A-5) September 2019Albania, being one of the founder countries of many regional initiatives, is one of the most active countries in the region when it comes to regional initiatives such as A5 and SEDM,...
Defence Directive 2022 February 2022The leading document on the work, programs, and commitments of the MoD, and the AAF to fulfilling the constitutional mission, as well as the obligations as a NATO member country...