Bilateral Relations

The bilateral relations between Albania and Hungary
 The diplomatic relations with Hungary are established on Mars 1922 (charge on duty), meanwhile, on 31 May 1992, the first credentials were presented. The political relation between Albania and Hungary are well established and stable. The both nations have shown high will in order to intensify further their political dialog through several visits in all levels- high level visits as a relevant contribution for strengthening the relations between the two nations and further intensification of the relations in the areas of mutual interest. Hungary is one of the first European Union member states that ratified MSA (Stabilization Association Agreement) between EU and Albania. Hungarian Parliament ratified unanimously the agreement on 23 April 2007; and on 31 May 2007 it delivered the ratification instruments in Brussels. Hungary supports the accession of Albania in EU. The long and good friendship tradition and also the cooperation between our two nations are very appreciated.
Key dates
March 1922- The diplomatic relationships between Albania and Hungary were established
31 May 1922- The first presentation of Credentials
27 April 1931- The marriage of the Albanian King, Ahmet Zogu with the Hungarian Countess, Geraldine Apony
17 December 2012- The UN announced the 5th of September as the International Day of Charity in honor of Mother Teresa, proposed by Hungary
28 December 2012- The visit of the Hungarian Prime Minister, Orban in celebration of 100th Anniversary of the Albanian Independence
Bilateral Visits
 1999
- The Hungarian Foreign Minister, Janosh Martonji visited our country (specifically, on 16-17 June 1999). During the visit it was signed the Cooperation Protocol between both Foreign Ministries.
-The Hungarian Prime minister, Viktor Orban, visited Albania (30 August 1999). Both Prime ministers of both countries were agreed on close cooperation and support on Balkan issues (Kosovo and Vojvodina). 
-The Secretary of State for Defense of Hungary, Janos Homoki came for a visit to our country (9 December 1999). He brought several reliefs to the Albanian army. 
-The visit of the State Secretary for Euro-Atlantic Integration, Maqo Lakrori (19 to 21 January 1999). The visit was organized in the framework of the Euro-Atlantic integration experiences. 
-The visit of Albanian minister of Internal Affairs, Petro Koçi in Budapest (February 1999). An agreement for the fight against terrorism and organized crime was signed.
-The foreign Minister, Paskal Milo visited Budapest in the framework of a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Council of Europe (May 1999) 
The Prime minister, Pandeli Majko established a dialogue with the Hungarian Prime minister, Viktor Orban on behalf of a NATO meeting.
2000
- The President of Albanian Republic, Rexhep Mejdani, held a visit in Hungary (14-16 February 2000).
-The Prime Minister Ilir Meta  held a meeting with the Hungarian Prime minister Viktor Orban (March, 2000). The Albanian Prime Minister, Ilir Meta established a dialogue with his Hungarian homologue, Viktor Orban, which was highly focused on the bilateral relations.  
2001
- The Albanian minister of Public Order, Ilir Gjoni, visited Hungary on 12-14 December 2001.
- The Visit of the Foreign Committee delegation of the Hungarian Parliament, headed by the Head of the Commission, Istvan Szent - Ivaniji. (2-3 October 2001)
 2003
- The Hungarian President, Ferenc Madl, visits Tirana (March, 2005).
 2004
-The Head of the Albanian Parliament, Servet Pellumbi, held a visit in Budapest (3-5 February, 2004).
- Albanian Deputy Foreign Minister visit, Luan Hajdaraga, Budapest (19-20 February).
 2005
- The Albanian President, Aleksander Moisiu and his Hungarian homolog Madl, held a visit in the framework of the Hungarian President visit in Albania (30-31 March, 2005).
2006
-The Albanian President, Aleksander Moisiu, was invited from his Hungarian homologue in an official visit in Budapest (14-15 June). 
-The Hungarian Prime Minister, Ferenc Gyurczany, held an official visit in Tirana on 23 November 2006.
-The Head of Hungarian Parliament, Mrs. Katalin Szili was invited officially form the Head of the Albanian Parliament, Mrs. Jozefina Topalli, to hold an official visit in Tirana on 30 November to 1 December 2006.
 2007
-The head of Albanian Parliament, Mrs. Jozefina Topalli, holds an official meeting in Budapest on 11-13 June 2007.
-The Minister of the Albanian Foreign Ministry, Besnik Mustafaj, holds an official meeting in Budapest on 28 February to 1 March 2007
-The minister of the Albanian Interior Affairs Ministry, Bujar Nishani, holds a meeting in Budapest on 26-27 April 2007
-The minister of the Albanian Justice Ministry, Aldo Bumçi, holds a meeting in Budapest on 2-3 March 2007
-The Minister of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, Kinga Goncz, holds an official meeting in Tirana on November 2007
-The minister of the Albanian Ministry of Defense, Fatmir Mediu, holds a meeting in Budapest on December 2007
-The Hungarian Parliamentary Committee delegation of the National Security Affairs and Defense held a meeting in Tirana on 20-22 November 2007
-The Hungarian parliamentary Committee representatives of the European Affairs visited Tirana on November 2007
 2008
-The Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, holds a visit in Hungary on 3-4 March 2008
-The Minister of the Albanian Health Ministry, Nard Ndoka, holds a visit in Hungary on 10-11 January 2008
-The Albanian Minister of Integration, Majlinda Bregu, holds a meeting in Budapest on 29-30 January 2008
-The Mayor of Budapest, Gabor Demszki visited Tirana on 2-4 March 2008
-  The head of Defense Staff of the Hungarian Army, General András Havril, visited Tirana on 20 May 2008
-The head of Albanian Parliament, Jozefina Topalli, holds a meeting in Budapest on 24 September 2008
-The Albanian Minister of Defense, Gazmend Oketa, holds a meeting in Budapest on 09-11 October 2008
 2009
- The Albanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lulzim Basha, holds a meeting in Budapest on 09-10 February 2009
-The Albanian President, Bamir Topi visited Budapest on 27 June 2009 (the fall of the iron curtain)
- The head of Albanian Parliament, Jozefina Topalli, holds a meeting in Budapest on 18 September 2009
-The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Foreign Affaires, Ilir Meta, visited Budapest on 06-07 October 2009
-The Hungarian President, László Solyom, holds an official visit in Tirana on 30-31 October 2009
 2010
-The Hungarian Minister of Foreighn Affairs, Peter Balazs, holds an official meeting in Tirana on 26 March 2010
2011
- The Albanian Minister of the Foreign Affairs, Edmond Haxhinasto, holds an official visit in Budapest on March 2011
 2012
-The Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, holds a visit in Budapest on 18-20 March 2012
-In the framework of the 100th Anniversary of the Albanian Independence, the Hungarian Prime Minister, Orban, held a visit in Albania on 28-29 November 2012. At the same time, the Hungarian Prime Minister held a bilateral meeting with his Albanian homologue. 
 2014
- The Albanian Minister, Arben Ahmetaj, holds a visit in Budapest on 16 July 2014
-The Hungarian Minister of the Foreign and Trade Affaires, Peter Syijjarto, holds a meeting in Tirana on 10 December 2014
2016
-Visit in Tirana of the Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, 17-18 November 2016. Meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati and DP party Chief Lulzim Basha.
-Visit in Budapest of the Minister of European Integration of Albania, Mrs. Klajda Gjosha, 23 November 2016.
-Visit in Budapest of the Minister of Transport, Sokol Dervishaj, 27 November 2016.
2017
-Visit in Tirana of the State Secretary of the MFAT of Hungary, Levente Magyar, 10 April 2017.
-Visit in Tirana of the Mayor of Budapest, István Tarlós, 27 September 2017.
-Visit in Budapest of the Speaker of Albanian Parliament, Gramoz Ruçi, 29 October 2017.
2018
-Visit in Budapest of the Albanian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Etjen Xhafaj, 15 January 2018.
-Visit in Budapest of the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, 25 March 2018.
-Official visit in Budapest of the President of the Republic of Albania, Ilir Meta, 20 June 2018.
2019
-Visit in Budapest og the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee in Albanian Parliament, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli, 6-7 May 2019.
-Official visit in Budapest of the Acting Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of Albania, Gent Cakaj, 9-11 May 2019.
-Visit in Tirana of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, 24 October 2019.
2020
-Official visit in Tirana of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, 17 April 2020.
2021
-Working visit in Tirana of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, 12 February 2021.
- Visit in Budapest of the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, and accompannying Ministers of the Albanian Government, 7-8 June 2021.Meetings with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and several Ministers of the Hungarian Government.
- Visit in Budapest of the President of the Republic of Albania, Ilir Meta and the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, on the occassion of the inauguration of the Skanderbeg statue, 5 July 2021.
 
The Albanian Ambassadors in Hungary 
Name/Surname        In charge      Representation 
Nik Pema                   1923-1925       Consul
Tuk Jakova                1947-1949         Delegate   
Petro Papi                  1949-1952 Delegate
Musin Kroi                  1952-1954 Delegate 
Piro Koci                     1954-1956 Ambassador
Bato Karafili                1956-1958 Ambassador
Edip Cuci                    1958-1961 Ambassador
Lutfi Mehmeti              1961-1963 Charged on duty 
Jovan Andoni              1963-1965 Charged on duty
Dhori Samsuri             1965-1967 Charged on duty
Latif Shehu                  1967-1971 Charged on duty
Nexhmedin Luari         1971-1974 Charged on duty
Dhimitër Stamo           1973-1975 Charged on duty
Jani Polena                  1976-1984 Charged on duty
Shpetim Çaushi           1984-1986 Charged on duty
Clirim Muzha               1986-1990 Charged on duty
Jani Polena                 1990-1992 Ambassador
Lisjen Bashkurti          1992-1993 Ambassador
Roland Bimo                1994-1997 Ambassador
Perparim Dervishi       1997-1998 Ambassador
Adhurim Resuli            1998-2002 Ambassador
Eduard Sulo                2002-2006 Ambassador
Florian Nova               2006-2010 Ambassador
Mira Hoxha                 2011-2015 Ambassador
Arian Spasse              2016-2021 Ambassador
 
The Hungarian Ambassadors in Albania
Surname/ Name       In Charge   Representation 
Nemes Albert             1922-1927  Delegate 
Hory András               1927-1933 Delegate
Villani Frigyes            1934-1941 Delegate
Szántó Zoltán             1947-1949 Delegate
Szeri Lénárd              1949-1949 Delegate
Bojti János                 1950-1952 Delegate
Kurimszky Sándor      1952-1953 Delegate
Zsatkulák Nándor       1953 Delegate
Zsatkulák Nándor        1954-1961 Delegate
Bán István                   1961-1962 Charged on duty
Bebők Gábor               1962-1962 Charged on duty
Forgács Egon              1962-1965 Charged on duty
Mátrai Pál                    1965-1969 Charged on duty
Kádár Kálmán              1969-1970 Charged on duty
Bitta István                   1970-1973 Charged on duty
 Sztankó Pál                 1973-1978 Charged on duty
Dragon Ferenc             1978-1982 Charged on duty
Kádár István                 1982-1987 Charged on duty
Kriston Károly                1987-1989 Charged on duty
Kornidesz Mihály, dr.     1989-1990 Ambassador
Póka Ferenc, dr.            1990-1995 Ambassador
Bognár István                1995-1999 Ambassador
Mészáros Sándor, dr.     1999-2003 Ambassador
Szabó Sándor                2003-2007 Ambassador
Molnári Sándor              2007-2011 Ambassador
Huszár János, dr.           2011-2014 Ambassador
Heizer Antal                    2014-2018 Ambassador
Balla Lorant                    2019 - ongoing    Ambassador   
 
Agreements
July 1992
- The agreement between the Government of the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Hungary Government for the elimination of the double taxation on income and capital.
06 December 1995
-The protocol between the Republic of Albania Government and the Government of the Republic of Hungary regarding the exchange of ratification instruments of the agreement on removing the double taxation for the income tax and capital tax, signed between the Government of the Republic of Albania and the Government of the Republic of Hungary. The operations commenced on 01.01.1996.
31 August 1991
-The agreement on abolishing visas by diplomatic passports holders between the Republic of Albanian Government and the Republic of Hungary.
1992
-The scientific, educational and cultural cooperation programs between the Republic of Albania Government and the Republic of Hungary Government for the timeframe 1992-1993. The operations commenced on the underwriting date.24 January 1996
-The agreement between the Republic of Albania Government and the Republic of Hungary Government on the international transport of passengers and goods.  The operations commenced on 09.02.1996. 24 January 1996
-The agreement between the Republic of Albania Government and the Republic of Hungary Government for the promotion and protection of investments; The operations commenced on 01.04.1998. February 1999
- The signing of the agreement against terrorism and organized crime 16 June 1999 
The signing of the Cooperation Protocol between the Albanian and Hungarian Foreign Ministries 30 August 1999
- Majko-Orban, agreed for mutual support on the Kosovo and Vojvodina issues 09 December 1999
- The agreement between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Albania and the Ministry of Defense of Hungary on humanitarian assistance program in Albania.
1999
- The Cooperation protocol between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Hungary. The operations commenced on the underwriting date
12 February 1999
- The agreement between the Government of the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Hungary in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking and organized crime cooperation. The operations commenced on 08.24.1999.
16 December 2003
- The debt rescheduling agreement between the Government of the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Hungary 
2004
- The memorandum of understanding with Hungary in the field of European integration 15.06.2006
- The memorandum of Understanding between the Albanian Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy and the Hungarian Ministry of Economy and Transport. The operations commenced on the underwriting date 28.02.2007
- The cooperation protocol between the Albanian Customs General Directorate and the Hungarian Customs and Finance Guard. The operations commenced on the underwriting date. 
2007
- The exchange of notes cooperation on some changes in the previous agreement between the Albanian Government the Hungarian Government for the international transport of passengers and goods. The changing operations commenced on October 19, 2007.
04.03.2008
- The agreement between the Albanian Ministry of Education and Science and the Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture on education, science and culture cooperation for the timeframe 2008-2010; The operations commenced on the underwriting date.
 -The Protocol between the Albanian Council of Ministers and the Republic of Hungary Government to implement the agreement between the Republic of Albania and the European Community on the readmission of non-authorization residing individuals, signed in Luxembourg on April 14, 2005, signed on October 30, 2009 entered into force on 16.04.2010. 26.03.2012
- The cooperation protocol between the Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; entered into force on the underwriting date.  26.03.2010
- The agreement on Economic Cooperation between the Republic of Albania Government and the Republic of Hungary Government  20.10.2010
- The technical agreement between the Albanian Ministry of Defense and the Hungarian Ministry of Defense regarding the cooperation and the mutual support in ISAF; it entered into force on 20.10.2010.  26.03.2010
- The agreement on Economic Cooperation between the Republic of Albanian Government and the Republic of Hungary Government, which entered into force on 19.03.2011.
10 December 2014 – Bilateral Agreement on the field of Social Security Protection between the Republic of Albania and Hungary.
6 May 2019 – Agreement on mutual assistance on the field of enhancement of waste management, public service of water management, climate policies, renewable energy management and energy efficiency between the Republic of Albania and Hungary.
6 May 2019 – Agreement on the gainful occupation of the family members of the diplomatic personnel between the Republic of Albania and Hungary.
12 February 2021 – Agreement on Cooperation for the program “Stipendium Hungaricum 2021-2024” between the Republic of Albania and Hungary.

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