Thursday, June 19, 2014

Albanian troops in Mali?

Albanian troops in Mali?
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 more deep.

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.

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