International Missions

The Armed Force is committed to different missions at home and abroad due to the political commitments of the Republic of Albania in the framework of NATO, UN, EU and coalitions against terrorism since 1996. The first mission has been the mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Currently, the Armed Forces are committed to peacekeeping and combat mission in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and SEEBRIG.

They have concluded their missions in Iraq, Chad and Georgia.

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Relations with NATO, EU, International and Regional Organization

The invitation to NATO membership (Bucharest Summit in 02 April 2008) and the membership with full rights in Strasbourg & Kehl Summit, 02 April 2009, finalized the pan Albanian effort and aspiration to join NATO. Yet, the Albanian public remains the strongest indicator in supporting the country’s membership in NATO, as well as the participation in NATO led missions outside the region.

Read more: History of NATO-Albania relations.

NATO has as an important goal the promotion of international security achievable through: Arms Control, Disarmament and Nonproliferation of Weapons; Open Door Policy, Partnership, Reforms and Transformation.

Read more: NATO's Strategic Concept

The institutional work is programmed and coordinated on aspects of EU integration, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Integration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other central institutions and common structures of these programs.

Adriatic Charter (A-5), SEDM and SEEBRIG are the international and regional organizations in which our country participates.

Strategic Documents

National Security Strategy (Work in progress)
National Military Strategy (Work in progress)

Strategies of the Ministry of Defence

Defence Directive 2017
Documents on Gender Equality and Equal Opportunities in Albanian Armed Forces

 




Military Committee Conference of NATO ChoDs was concluded 17 September 2017NATO Military Committee Conference, which was held for the first time in our country, closes its formal proceedings...
Chiefs of Defence provide direction and guidance on key NATO priorities 17 September 2017General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, opened the Military Committee Conference by thanking Albania...
Opening remarks by Prime Minister Edi Rama's at the start of the NATO Military Committee Conference 16 September 2017It was not until long ago that many of you here were seen as the “very bad guys” in this country. But now times have changed and today you are the “best guys”...
Opening remarks by General Petr Pavel at the start of the NATO Military Committee Conference 16 September 2017The Alliance is grateful for Albania’s contributions to our shared security and your continued involvement in our Mission and Operation...
Interview with General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee 15 September 2017Interview with General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee for Albanian Military Magazine.
The Ushtar Eagle has landed September 2017The UK’s NATO ally Albania hosted over 200 RAF Reserves and Regulars in numerous locations around the country as they trained together developing operational teamwork and friendships on Exercise Ushtar Eagle 17...
Albanian-British Exercise "Soldier Eagle 17" 14 September 2017In the framework of joint training between Armed Forces of Albania and Armed Forces of United Kingdom...
Women at War - 100 years of women on the front line September 2017In a year that sees combat roles within the UK military routinely opened to women, the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force (RAF) are celebrating the centenary of women serving at the forefront of conflict...
NATO Annual Report 2016 13 March 2017Secretary General’s Annual Report sets out priorities to shape 'Future NATO'...
Defence Directive 2017 March 2017The Directive of Defence for the year 2017 bases on the goals of strategic documents for security and defense, and on fundamental documents of NATO and EU...
Join AAF as an active soldier/seaman April 2017AAF requires the recruited personnel to have the highest qualities for serving in the Armed Forces. AAF will recruit professional soldiers with necessary knowledge in accordance with work requirements...