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Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Albania: Security and Defense strategy Another project for Albanian National Strategy Army, will change just next months
The Minister of Defense, Mimi Kodheli, presented the new directives for
defense in front of the highest Albanian military officials.
Kodheli declared that during
this year they will compile a strategic document for the defense, the
national security and will review the armed forces structures. There
will also be legal reforms.
“First of all, for the compiling of
the strategic documents in the security and safety areas, we need to
finalize the National Security Strategy, for which the Ministry of
Defense is part of the inter-institutional efforts; the Military
Strategy and Long-term Development Plan of the Armed Forces; the review
of the Armed Forces sutrcture, with the purpose to have a more
efficient, functional and able administration, to implement the basic
duties of defense for the collective defense and to support the civilian
population in emergencies”, Kodheli declared.
The Ministry of Defense expressed her reserves for the work of the year that was left behind.
marked a full integration of the Armed Forces in the NATo structures, a
participation in the operations led by NATO and the European Union; the
enlargement of the training processes, the dismantling of excessive
ammunition. Despite of the achieved results, we have noted that there
are tasks that have failed to complete, such as the development of full
operational forces, the main strategic documents of safety and security
that is lacking to the defense”, Kodheli declared.
Even during 2014, the dismantling process for the excessive ammunition will continue.