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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Albanian troops in Mali? 18/06/2014
Albania is seeing the possibility to contribute with the European Union
Mission in Mali, as part of the Armed Forces’ obligations for Albania’s
European Union integration.
The news was made public by
the Minister of Defense, Mimi Kodheli, during a meeting with her French
counterpart in Paris this Tuesday. Both officials discussed the
bilateral cooperation in defense, and underlined the need to make it
France is currently giving a big contribution in
modernizing the Armed Forces and training the Albanian officers in
French schools. There are joint Albanian-French missions in another
African country, Chad.
The French Minister of Defense, Hean-Yves
Le Drian, declared that France is following very closely the
participation of the Albanian troops in Afghanistan, and that they
welcome their contribution in other European Union missions.