Message of the President of the Republic, Mr. Ilir Meta on the occasion of the105th anniversary of the creation of FARSH!

The President of the Republic, as well as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Albania, Mr. Ilir Meta, has conveyed a special message on the 105th anniversary of the establishment of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Albania, as follows:

"Honorable officers of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Albania, 105 years ago, just days after the proclamation of the Independence of the Albanian State, our Armed Forces established.

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Floods / Minister Xhaçka in Darëzëzë, Fier: Measures have been taken, the situation is under control

In the early hours of the morning, the Defense Minister Olta Xhacka, accompanied by the head of the municipality Fier, Armando Subashi, was in Darëzezë, Fier, closely monitor the hydropower situation after the heavy rains.

Given the serious situation created by the destruction of the Vjosa River embankment, after two o'clock in the morning of Sunday, Minister Xhacka is headed for Darëzezë, where the situation is critical but under control as there have been taken all the necessary measures to secure the residents.

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Maximal engagement of the Armed Forces in the last 24 hours

The severe situation created in the country, mainly in some areas due to the heavy rainfalls in the last 24 hours, has led to Armed Forces of the Republic of Albania to be engaged at maximum.

The largest concentration of AFs has been and remains in the Vjosa valley, where several families have been evacuated where about 450 Army officers have been engaged in operations. Yesterday, AFs were present in Fushe-Kruje and in Novosel, Fier; where they have enabled the cleansing from mud of the cities, As well as they have assisted with their means to remove most of the water quantity.

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Minister Olta Xhaçka and Ambassador Donald Lu at the Joint Operational Center

The Defense Minister Olta Xhacca and the United States Ambassador Donald Lu visited the operating room of the Armed Forces Joint Operational Center (JOC) a few minutes ago where they were acquainted with the current situation after the deterioration of the weather in the country.

The US Ambassador praised the work and commitment of the Armed Forces so far and expressed solidarity and support for the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces for successfully overcoming the situation of the last few days.

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Press Release of the Defense Minister, Olta Xhaçka

What we experienced was a difficult but a totally manageable night. To the unusual situation due to rainfall, the Armed Forces and the entire state structure have responded with the utmost commitment to cope with the situation.

500 Armed Forces officers have been engaged to cope with the situation in the worst-affected area, mainly in the districts of Tirana, Durrës and Gjirokastra. Actually, the effectives of the Support Comand, Land Force, Military Police, and the General Staff Support Battalion have managed to evacuate 315 people.

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