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.

Currently, the Armed Forces are committed to peacekeeping and combat mission in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and SEEBRIG.

They have concluded their missions in Iraq, Chad and Georgia.

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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 2017
Documents on Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities in Albanian Armed Forces

 




Minister Kodheli official visit to USA 27-31 October 2014Minister Kodheli held an official visit to the United States of America invited by the U.S. Secretary of Defence, Mr. Chuck Hagel.
Comprehensive Regional Ministerial 14-16 October 2014Comprehensive Regional Ministerial was held in Budva, Montenegro: Harmonization of Cooperation on Defence and Security in the region...
Valued member of the North Atlantic Alliance 4-5 September 2014On Thursday, September 4, in Wales began the two-day NATO Summit. The summit was attended by the delegations of 28 member countries...
Minister Kodheli visit to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) 26 May 2014Minister Kodheli: Albania, a step forward in our commitment to NATO...
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Armed Forces operation for litter collection February - March 2014Immediately after the decision taken from the inter-ministerial committee to declare the state of emergency for the environment situation, the MoD and GS...
Defence Minister Kodheli official visit to Turkey 12-13 February 2014 Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli held an two-day official visit to Turkey, invited by her counterpart, the Minister of Defence of Turkey, Mr. Ismet Yilmaz...
Defence Minister Kodheli official visit to Greece, 14-15 January 2014 14-15 January 2014 Defence Minister Mrs. Mimi Kodheli held on January 14-15 a two-day official visit to Athens, invited by the Minister of Defence of Greece...
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"Strategic Vision" December 2013Latest magazine "Strategic Vision" issued by the National Centre of Security and Defence...
Strategic Defence Review document 11 April 2013The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania approved the Strategic Defence Review document...
Defence Directive 2014 07 January 2014This directive is the foundation where the plans, working programs and activities of all structures of the MoD of the AF will rely on...
Military Review December 2013Latest issue of "Military Review" magazine, in English language...