Ministry of Defence

Authority of the State Export Control (AKSHE) is a central institution with legal and public status, under the Minister of Defence, which has its own objective the state control over the export, import, transit, transhipment of military goods and those with dual technological use.

Military Export Import Company (MEICO) is a state enterprise under the Ministry of Defence. This enterprise was established in 1991 and from that year on, it carries out its activities to meet the needs of the Albanian Armed Forces and other institutions with specific import of military goods, as well as exports of new military goods, the stocks of the Albanian Army and productions of the military industry, too.

The Center of Culture, Media and Defence Publications is under the administrative and functional Minister of Defense. To fulfill its mission and duties in the service of the Armed Forces, the center receives and executes tasks from the chief of General Staff in case of emergency situations.
In CCMDP, the Board of Culture, Media and Defence Publication of (BCMDP), the Advisory Board for Books (ABB) and Music Advisory Board (MAB) are created.
It fulfills the AF’s obligations to keep citizens and members of the Albanian Armed Forces informed; helps to earn the trust of citizens in the Armed Forces in their operations in peacetime, conflict and warfare; educates members of the Armed Forces with patriotic feelings, civil virtues, those of freedom and democracy, and promotes integration processes.

Inter-Institutional Maritime Operational Center (QNOD) is an interdepartmental institution which is tasked to provide surveillance of Albanian maritime space, to achieve the organization, planning, coordinating, and directing operations at sea, in accordance with national and international maritime legislation.

The Central Military University Hospital is a health national institution of the Defence Ministry of the Republic of Albania which provides a specialised health aid for the effectives of the AF, military and civilian personnel, as well as the civil population for poly trauma problems. CMUH is also the highest diagnostic, curative, preventive and training institution for the military medical service.

DIA (Defence Intelligence Agency) is an institution which is organized and operates as a structure at the general directorate level in the Ministry of Defence, with dependent structures in the areas where the Armed Forces conduct their activity, inside the country and abroad. DIA is directly subordinate to the Minister of Defence. DIA is a consolidated agency that operates in the field of defence, as active part of the Armed Forces. It supports the Armed Forces missions in the framework of NATO, EU and UN.

National Centre of Security and Defence (NCSD) is a study and research institution in the field of security and defence at the strategic level. The support of the Ministry of Defence and state institutions with regional, scientific, technological studies and research in the interest of reform in the field of security and defence of the country to meet their constitutional mission and obligations of the EU and NATO integration.

The Armed Forces Museum (AFM) is a typological museum and reflects the most important military events and the best values inherited from our nation over the centuries of its history. It expresses the identity, memory, development and progress of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Albania.

EVENTS & ANALYSIS

Defence Minister Kodheli official visit to Greece, 14-15 January 2014 14-15 January 2014Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli held on January 14-15 a two-day official visit to Athens, with the invitation of the Minister of Defence of Greece...
Minister Kodheli at the Comprehensive Regional Ministerial held in Slovenia October 2013The Ministerial included two meetings: US-Adriatic Charter (A5) Ministerial, and SEDM Defence Ministerial...
"Strategic Vision" June 2013Latest magazine "Strategic Vision" issued by the National Centre of Security and Defence...
Strategic Defence Review document 11 April 2013 The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania approved the Strategic Defence Review document...
Defence Directive 2013 15 January 2013 This directive is the foundation where the plans, working programs and activities of all structures of the MoD of the AF will rely
on...
Defence Ministers make progress on cyber protection 04 June 2013NATO Defence Ministers agreed that the Alliance’s cyber-defence capability should be fully operational by the autumn...
The Albanian Experience in Demilitarization of Excess Ammunition 15 May 20132,300 tons were demilitarized until September 2009, at the end of the year 6,500 tons, while in 2010 were demilitarized 20,600 tons...
Albania-US Relations: A Pillar of Stability in an Increasingly Uncertain World 30 June 2012By Ian J. BrzezinskiWashington - It is in times of uncertainty that partnerships are both most tested and most important...
NATO Chicago summit meets its goals 21 may 2012“We came to Chicago with three goals. And we have met them...
NATO delivers at Chicago Summit 20 may 2012Rasmunssen: "Today, we approved a robust package of more than 20 multinational projects, to provide the capabilities we need, at a price we can afford"...
NATO declares interim missile defence capability 20 may 2012Rasmunssen:“Our system will link together missile defence assets from different Allies – satellites, ships, radars and interceptors – under NATO command and control...
NATO Defence Ministers endorse concept for new post-2014 mission in Afghanistan 05 June 2013NATO Defence Ministers on Wednesday endorsed the detailed concept for the new NATO-led mission...
NATO in 2020 13 april 2012 NATO's Secretary General, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen sets out his vision...  
“Smart Defence - An innovative approach to security challenges” 27 April 2012“Smart Defence” is a new way of thinking about generating the defence capabilities we need for the year 2020 and beyond...
“Smart Defense” A Smart Approach for the Balkan Region 18 march 2012 Rasmussen: “I know that in an age of austerity, we cannot spend more. But neither should we spend less. So the answer is to spend better...”
NATO, ‘Soft Power' and Social Media 23 march 2012 For those wanting to use soft power in foreign policy, social media offer intriguing ways to deliver messages to publics that may have been inaccessible in the past...
NATO Air Headquarters Ramstein passes missile defence test 04-05 april 2012 The operational headquarters for NATO's future territorial ballistic missile defence capability passed a significant technical test on 4-5 April...
Join the Armed Forces 25 July 2013 Criteria and documentations to become a professional soldier...
Military Review December 2013 Latest issue of "Military Review" magazine, in English language...
Moving Forward To End Violence Against Women 08 July 2013 --by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General...
Two approaches towards “operational capability” – Bring them as closer as possible June 2012Strategic Defence Review (SDR) in Albania has already reached the stage, when lining-up and linking...

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