11th Senior Course on Security and Defense closing ceremony

The closing ceremony of the 11th Senior Course on Security and Defense took place today in the Auditorium.

The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Defense, Olta Xhaçka, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku, Training and Doctrine Commander Brigadier General Bajram Begaj, generals of commands and main units of the Armed Forces, directors, as well as senior military officers of the MoD and AAF. The Ambassador of the Republic of France Christina Vasak, military attachés accredited to our country such as the German, Greek, Croatian, Italian, English and French were also present.

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Brigadier General Kollçaku pays an official visit to the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy

Upon the invitation of the Commander of the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Admiral James Foggo, the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku paid a two-day official visit in Naples, Italy.

After the reception ceremony, Admiral Foggo and Brigadier General Kollçaku held a meeting during which they discussed security issues in the region and beyond, the role of the Allied Joint Force Command (JFC), Naples, and the role and contribution of the Albania Armed Forces in the interest of Security and Stability in the Balkans.

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A meeting was held on creating a military unit of Cyber Security

In the premises of Ministry of Defense, a meeting was held to review the project of creating a military unit of Cyber Security for the AAF.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the US Army Department and United States European Command (EUCOM), from the Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems and the Information Technology Project Management Office for US Army Allies, Director of Communication Department, Colonel Florian Suli, Commander of the Agency for Communication and Information Systems , Colonel Hamdi Doda, as well as specialists in the field of information technology of AAF structures.

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Bilateral meeting between Albania and France held at General Staff of the AAF

In the framework of bilateral military cooperation between Albania and France, a bilateral meeting with the French Armed Forces took place at the premises of the General Staff of the Armed Forces.

The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the fulfillment of the activities planned and implemented during 2019 and the activities proposed by the parties for 2020.

Captain 1st Rank Fabrice Cohéléach, Chief of the Bureau of Bilateral Cooperation, headed the French team, accompanied by the Military Attaché in our country, Colonel Fabrice Duda, while the Director of the Directorate of Defense Planning and Monitoring at the General Staff, Colonel Bilbil Bitri headed the Albanian team.

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Land Force Training Center's new spaces are inaugurated

The Defense Minister Mrs. Olta Xhaçka accompanied by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku and the Land Force Commander, Brigadier General Albert Mullaj, attended the inauguration of the completion of works for the reconstruction of Land Force Training Center.

Officers and NCOs of Land Force will now be trained in the most comfortable and convenient conditions in the reconstructed spaces of the Land Force Training Center.  The center has also undergone changes in structure and curricula, adopting new NATO concepts.

 

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NATO Land Force Commander (LANDCOM) Lieutenant General John Thomson, official visit to our country

NATO Land Force Commander (LANDCOM), Lieutenant General John Thomson resident in Izmir, Turkey, is paying an official visit to our country under the invitation of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku,

After being welcomed with honor guard, by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollcaku, the LANDCOM Commander, accompanied by US Attaché, 2nd Rank Captain James Hilton, was received in a courtesy meeting by the Defense Deputy Minister Mr. Petro Koçi.

Later on, Lieutenant General Thomson, lectured as guest speaker on "NATO on its 70th Anniversary, the security environment today and future challenges." to the students of the Armed Forces Academy.

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