February 28th, 2012
This week’s Open Forum at Epoka University on 28 February 2012 was titled “Albania in NATO” and featured guest speaker was Mr. Mentor Beqa, adviser at the Ministry of Defense.
During his speech, Mr. Beqa explained the rocky road of Albanian towards the NATO Integration.
“Since 1992 Albania has been extensively engaged with NATO and has maintained its position as a stability factor and a strong ally of USA and EU in the troubled and divided region of the Balkans”, stressed Mr. Beqa.
“The country received an invitation to join at the 2008 Bucharest Summit and became a full member on April 1, 2009”, he highlighted.
According the guest speaker Albanian politicians considered admission to NATO a top priority.
“In addition to the political will, the overwhelming majority of 95% of the Albanian population supported NATO membership”, he concluded.
The closing part of the Open Forum was devoted to questions raised by students of Epoka University.
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