Albania’s NATO Membership

In 2009, Albania became a member of the NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization, following the ratification of the Accession Protocol by all allied countries and the deposit of the NATO Accession Instrument to the State Department, which is also the legal holder of the Treaty of Washington

By becoming a party to this Treaty and a NATO member state, Albania fulfilled a strategic goal and a primary objective of foreign policy, advancing significantly in the pursuit of its national interests

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21-st Annual International Conference

The Atlantic Council of Albania held on June 24 2019, at Oxford Hotel in Tirana, the 21-st Annual International Conference of on the topic :
“The Western Balkans – Reflecting on its peaceful and prosperous Future”.

NATO @ 70. Albania 10 years in @NATO.

On 6 April 2019, on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of NATO and 10th Anniversary of the membership of Albania in NATO, in the national parc of Tirana, the Atlantic Youth Organization and the Atlantic Council, in cooperation with the Municipality of Tirana, organized for the first time in Albania the NATO RUN Marathon, in which participated more than 600 people, mostly young people. The three marathon winners will represent Albania in the international marathon that will take place in Budapest on October 20, 2019.


In the framework of the NATO campaign “WeAreNATO”, The Atlantic Council of Albania organized lectures series on the topic “NATO’s today” focusing on university and high school students from across the country, as well as with young people groups in the remote areas of Albania.


20th International Conference of ACA

Atlantic Council of Albania, on May 26-28, 2017, in cooperation with NATO PDD and the International Co-operative Center, organized its 20th International Conference on the topic : "Reflecting on the Atlantic integrations in the Balkans".


Lecture Series : “Albania, NATO and the future of Euro-Atlantic Security”.

One of the main goals of the Atlantic Council of Albania is to discuss specific issues on current regional and international developments in the field of security with a focus on the role of NATO. In this framework, on 13 and 14 December 2016, Atlantic Council of Albania, in cooperation with the NATO Defense College in Rome and the Universities in Tirana and Durres, organized a public lecture under the title : “ Albania, NATO and the future of Euro-Atlantic Security”.

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