Bilateral Relations

Bilateral relations between Albania and Denmark

 

Diplomatic relations between Albania and Denmark were established on 29 May 1970.

 

During the 70s and 80s the relations between our two countries have been very limited. Danish interest towards Albania increased with the political pluralism in our country.

 

On 5 February 1993, an Albanian delegation headed by deputy FM visited Denmark.

 

From 27 to 28 March, 1994, visited Albania for the first time a delegation from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs headed by Foreign Minister Niels Petersen.

 

In April 1994 visited Denmark the Albanian Minister of Transport. During the visit was signed the Agreement on the International Transport of goods and passengers.

 

From June 29 to July 1, 1994, visited Tirana, Minister of Labour of Denmark, Jytte Andersen. It was received by the highest levels and among others, was signed a cooperation agreement between the two Ministries of Labour.

 

7- 8 July 1994, visited Albania the Danish Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Helle Dagne. During the visit the counterparts discussed on the Danish assistance to Albania. The same year, the Danish Parliament approved an aid to Albania of 45 million DKK (7.5 million USD) for a period of three years. This assistance mainly included the creation of the NGOs in the areas of civil society, journalism, health, education, justice, local government, trade unions, etc.

 

On 28 December 1994, was opened the Danish Honorary Consulate in Tirana and Mr. Tanush Frashëri was appointed as the Honorary Consul.

 

On September 4 to 6 1995, Albanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alfred Serreqi paid an official visit to Denmark. During the visit was signed the Agreement on Mutual Promotion and Protection of Investments between the two countries.

 

On April 29, 1997 the Danish Ambassador, Henrik Ree Iversen, resident in Rome, presented the Credentials to the President of the Republic of Albania, as non-resident Ambassador.

 

From December 7 to 10, 1997, in the framework of cooperation with USAID, visited Denmark, the Albanian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Lufter Xhuveli and the Secretary of State for Local Government, Lush Përpali.

 

From April 16 to 17, 1998 visited Tirana the Danish Foreign Minister, Niels Helveg Petersen, in the quality of the representative of the OSCE Troika, where, besides bilateral issues, were discussed the situation in Kosovo.

 

From November 30 to December 1, 1998, The Albanian Foreign Minister Paskal Milo, paid an official visit to Denmark. During this visit the counterparts agreed to continue the high level political dialogue and a new Danish aid of 100 million DKK (about 16 million USD) was offered to Albania for the period 1999-2001, aiming to increase it with 50% for the next two years.

 

From June 13 to 15, 1999, The Albanian Prime Minister Pandeli Majko paid an official visit to Denmark.

 

From June 26 to September 27, 2000, was organized in Tirana the annual consultation round between delegations from the Foreign Ministries of Albania and Denmark.

 

On February 1, 2001 the Albanian Prime Minister Meta paid an official visit to Denmark.

 

On June 6, 2001, The Danish Foreign Minister, Mogens Lykketoft paid an official visit in Tirana.

 

On September 26, 2001, in Copenhagen were held political consultations between the Foreign Ministries of both countries.

 

In June 2004, was organized in Copenhagen a meeting between the delegations of high level from the Defense Ministries of both countries.

 

In June 2004, the Deputy Minister of Health, Eduard Hashorva met in Copenhagen, with relevant Danish authorities, regarding cooperation on several projects between the two countries.

 

In August 2004, the Albanian Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Blendi Klosi visited Copenhagen, to discuss bilateral cooperation and exchange experiences with the Nordic Council of Ministers.

 

In August 2004, paid a visit in Copenhagen, the Minister of Local Government and Decentralization, Ben Blushi to exchange experiences regarding the structural reform on local government.

 

From 6 to 7 June, 2006 paid an official visit to Albania, the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Per Stig Moller.

 

In April 2007, the Speaker of the Albanian Parliament, Jozefina Topalli visited Denmark.

 

In October 2007, the Albanian Foreign Minister, Lulzim Basha visited Denmark.

 

From 30 to 31 March 2009 paid a visit in Denmark, the President of the Republic of Albania, Mr. Bamir Topi, accompanied by a group of businessmen and also met the Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rassmussen.

 

In April 2009, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark in Tirana, organized a working session on Economic Diplomacy, with the theme “Economic diplomacy Danish Model”. Participated: The Danish Under Secretary for Investments and Trade, Albanian Deputy Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy diplomats from the Albanian FM, representatives of the Office of the Prime Minister, the ALBINVEST, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, etc.

 

On May 28, 2010, paid an official visit to Denmark, the Albanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ilir Meta.

 

On May 8, 2012, paid an official visit to Denmark, the Albanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Edmond Haxhinasto.

 

December 2013, the Albanian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Edmond Panariti, visited Copenhagen and signed an aid agreement of 80 milion DKK for developing the Albanian agriculture in some remote regions.

 

On March 31 to April 2, 2014, paid an official visit to Denmark, the Albanian Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Ilir Meta.

 

On May 25 to 26, 2014, paid a visit to Denmark, the Albanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ditmir Bushati.

 

September 2014, the Albanian Minister of Health Ilir Beqja participitaed to the 64th Sesion of the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen.

 

On 30 March 2015, paid a working visit to Albania, the Danish Ombudsman, Mr. Jørgen Steen Sørensen, during which he confirmed the on-going support to the Albanian Ombudsamn.

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