TIRANA, September 22 – Senior representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the US Department of Defense held bilateral consultations in Tirana within the framework of cooperation with Albania in the field of security and defense, thus laying the foundations for an intensive medium and long-term cooperation.
The Ministry of Defense informed on Friday that the current situation in the region and beyond was discussed, as well as a number of projects in the field of modernization and logistics were discussed in detail in the meeting between the two delegations.
Defense Minister Niko Peleshi confirmed during his speech Albania’s commitment to maintaining stability, peace and security not only in the region, but also beyond.
He guaranteed that Albania will always be a guarantor of democratic and western values, as the basic principles of Tirana’s diplomacy. Peleshi expressed his gratitude for the unconditional support of the US to Albania.
The American delegation was headed by Spencer Boyer, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European Policy and NATO. The meeting was assisted by experts in the field of both parties.
At the end of the meeting, the heads of the delegations signed the basic document, which describes the concrete steps for the successful realization of the objectives foreseen in the short-term and medium-term plan. The United States committed to provide even more extensive support for improving capacities in the face of real challenges for the Armed Forces as efficiently as possible, in fulfilling their mission and tasks. /argumentum.al