Ministry of Defence

Defence Ministers Ministerial, Brussels, 22-23 October 2013

Defence Minister, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli took part in the NATO Defence Ministers Ministerial held at the NATO HQs in Brussels, on 22-23 October 2013.

22 October 2013

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b_210_140_16777215_00___.._images_nato_ministeriali_tetor2013_14.jpgDuring the day, Minister Kodheli held a bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen and U.S. Secretary of Defence, Mr. Chuck Hagel.

Minister Kodheli assured NATO Secretary General for the commitment of the Ministry of Defence of Albania in addressing common challenges.

Secretary Rasmussen: I’m pleased with Albania’s role in the Alliance and for the willingness shown by Prime Minister Rama in the last meeting.

Mr. Chuck Hagel: Albania is an important partner, we support of the new team of the Albanian government and we are working for new fields of cooperation.

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23 October 2013

b_210_140_16777215_00___.._images_nato_ministeriali_tetor2013_16.jpgOn the second day of the NATO Ministerial proceedings in Brussels, Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli in her remarks stated that, Albania will continue to be engaged in Afghanistan after the year 2014. Minister Kodheli also stressed that, the Armed Forces of Albania are committed to take part in joint exercises with NATO troops from 2015 onwards.

During her stay in Brussels, Mrs. Kodheli had a phone call, from NATO headquarters, with our troops deployed in Afghanistan.

Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli held a meeting with the Minister of Defence of Italy, Mr. Mario Mauro, by request of the latter.

Defence Minister Kodheli held, also today, a working meeting with the Defence Minister of Greece, Mr. Dimitrios Avramopoulos, by request of the latter.

Following her bilateral meetings in Brussels, Minister Kodheli held a meeting with the Assistant Secretary of Defence for Global Strategic Affairs of the United States, Ms. Madelyn R. Creedon.

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