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The President of the Republic of Albania thanks the Armed Forces that serve abroad

The President of the Republic of Albania, H.E. Mr. Bajram Begaj held a video call with the Armed Forces of Albania representatives, who serve in international missions and operations, within the framework of NATO, the EU, and the UN. President Begaj congratulated the Albanian troops on the occasion of the beginning of the new year, expressing his appreciation for their dedication and sacrifice, especially at such a time of the year, when they are far from their families and loved ones, serving on a noble mission to serve peace and security.

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Albanian troops are part of international missions from Kosova to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Latvia, Iraq, and even South Sudan.

“Your service alongside the Allies is a service permeated by the sacrifices, dedication, responsibility, and high discipline that characterizes our Armed Forces,” emphasized President Begaj.

The President added that 2022 was a very difficult year, due to Russia’s unjustified aggression against Ukraine, which endangered peace and security in the Euro-Atlantic space, with effects felt in the lives of every citizen. On the other hand, President Begaj noted that this conflict has proven the alliance’s importance, strength, and compactness in protecting every inch of its territory and that of its member countries.

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The President added, “as NATO members, our country will continue to contribute actively in missions and operations guided by NATO, and we will raise our contributions where it will be necessary and when it will be demanded from us.”



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“For me, you are the most valuable asset of the Armed Forces. We can get pretty good technological eqipments, but if we don’t have the right people to man them, we haven’t achieved anything. On this occasion, once again, I wish you happy holidays, health and happiness for you and your families. Happy New Year 2023, many thanks for the service you offer to the nation,” said President Begaj.