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President Begaj Meets with Major General Daniel Lasica

President of the Republic of Albania, H.E. Bajram Begaj, today hosted a meeting with American Major General Daniel Lasica, Director of Policy, Strategy, Planning, and Capabilities at the United States European Command. During the conversation, President Begaj expressed that cooperation in defense and security is crucial and in this context, appreciated the role that the US European Command plays in fostering cooperation and supporting the Albanian Armed Forces.

President Begaj, in his capacity as the Supreme Commander of the Albanian Armed Forces, described the support from the United States as vital for the transformation, modernization, and strengthening of the Albanian military in accordance with NATO standards.

He also praised the joint “Defender Europe” exercises led by the US European Command, which Albania has hosted twice.

Albania is fully committed to collective defense, emphasized the President, reaffirming support for Ukraine as he noted, “we are living in an unprecedented time for Euro-Atlantic security”.