NATO Support and Procurement Agency inspects Kuçova Air Base

The NATO Investment Plan at Kuçova Air Base has entered the final phase before the start of the procurement procedures which will be followed by work on the premises.

For this reason, NATO's Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) General Manager, Peter Dohmen, accompanied by the Director of Operations Support at this agency, Orhan Muratli payed a visit to our country.

Senior NATO officials were hosted by Deputy Minister of Defence Petro Koci, Chief of General Staff of AF, Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku and General Director of Defense Policy Florian Kali.

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Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku received on a meeting the US EUCOM Assessment Team

In the framework of cooperation with the United States of America, Chief of General Staff of Albanian Armed Forces, Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku held a meeting with a team of the Agency of Cooperation in the field of US Defence and Security (DSCA), headed by Roy Ackley.

During the meeting, the interlocutors praised highly the cooperation between the countries, especially in the establishment of capacities which are priorities of the Albanian Armed Forces. 

 

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Presentation of draft law “On Civil protection”

State institutions will be better prepared to prevent and cope with natural disasters situations.

The draft law "On Civil Protection", which is expected to be adopted soon by the Assembly, completely reforms the legal, structural and organizational basis of Civil Defence. The presentation of the draft law was made in the premises of the Ministry of Defence. Prime Minister Edi Rama, Minister of Defence Olta Xhaçka, Minister of Infrastructure and Energy Belinda Balluku, Deputy Defence Minister Petro Koçi, Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku, Commanders of the forces, Prefects, representatives of the municipalities as well as Armed Forces officers who are engaged in civil emergency cases, attended the presentation. 

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Colonel Altin Kurti, the new Military Police Commander

Chief of General Staff of AAF Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku, attended the change of command ceremony in the Military Police, which took place at the Military Police Battalion.

The ceremony began by reading the Order of the Defence Minister for the appointment of Colonel Altin Kurti, as the Military Police Commander, a task so far held by Colonel Ekland Dauti.

 

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The SEDM Secretariat headed by Greece paid an official visit to our country

SEDM Secretariat (Southeast Europe Defence Ministerial), headed by Greece from July 2017 to August 2019, held an official visit to our country in the framework of SEDM Chairmanship in 2019. 

The purpose of this visit was to officially hand over and take over the chairmanship of the SEDM Secretariat, hand over the archive, and so on.

The official ceremony to hand and take over the Chairmanship of the SEDM Secretariat from our country will be held on August 30, 2019, in Larisa, Greece (the SEEBRIG Brigade Site), a date which coincides with the 20th Anniversary of SEEBRIG.

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Brigadier General Kollçaku at the Graduation Ceremony of the Senior Officer Course and the General Staff and Command Course at the Academy of Armed Forces

Chief of General Staff of AAF Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku attended this morning the Graduation Ceremony of the Senior Officer Course and the General Staff and Command Course, at the Academy of Armed Forces.

In the ceremony that was held in the Ministry of Defense were present the Commander of the Doctrine and Training Command Brigadier General Bajram Begaj, Commander of the Land Force Brigadier General Albert Mullai, Commander of the Support Command Brigadier General Ndriçim Sallaku, Deputy Commander of the Naval Force Captain of Rank I Artur Meçollari, Attaché of the Republic of Kosovo accredited in our country Colonel Bashkim Shillova, Director of the Directories in the MoD and GS, professors of the Academy of the AF etc.

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