Presidenti i Republikës së Shqipërisë

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President Begaj, meets with the The Supreme Allied Commander Europe of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, General Cavoli

Today, the President of the Republic, H.E. Mr. Bajram Begaj, made a visit to NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), where he had a one-on-one meeting with the Supreme Commander, General Cavoli.

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Discussions between Begaj and Cavoli focused on global security, the security situation in the Western Balkans region, Albania’s role as a contributor to peace, security, and Euro-Atlantic orientation in the region, as well as strengthening Albania’s military capabilities and its direct contributions to NATO.

“Today, the security situation has deteriorated, and the conflict in the Middle East, along with the brutal Russian aggression against Ukraine, have a tendency to spread to other regions. The situation in the Western Balkans continues to be fragile, reminding us of how much effort and dedication is required to not only defend democratic principles but also the peace and security of our countries,” stated President Begaj.

President Begaj assured General Cavoli that “Albania will always be there where NATO needs it, as it has proven through its presence in NATO missions and operations in Afghanistan, KFOR (Kosova), Latvia, Bulgaria, and Iraq.”

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Furthermore, President Begaj particularly appreciated NATO’s investment in the Kuçovë Air Base, inaugurated just four days ago, and highlighted that “Albania offers and welcomes NATO’s engagement and investment in transforming the Porto Romano port into a NATO naval base.”