The Ambassador

Name: EDMOND
Name of Father: VANI
Surname: TRAKO
Date of Birth: 26.09.1955
Place of Birth : Korçë
Personal Data : Married, Iris Ballauri, two children (Iva dhe Xhoni)
E-mail of Ambassador: embassy-portugal@embassyofalbania.com
edmond.trako@mfa.gov.al

EDUCATION :

1995 - 1996 Postgraduate specialization by “Fulbright” Scholarship, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford – San Francisco, California.
1994 - 1995 Postgraduate specializations by scholarships of University of London and Glaskow – Scotland - U.K.
1992 M.D. - Medical Doctor, University of Tirana, Albania.
1991 M.S. - Master of Science, University of Tirana, Albania.
1984 - 1986 Postgraduate specialization in Pulmonology, University of Tirana, Faculty of Medicine.
1974 - 1980 Undergraduate Studies Faculty of Medicine , University of Tirana. Graduated with "Golden Medal" in the final year of the Medical School in virtue of Parliament Law Nr.6133, Feb. 12, 1980.
1970 - 1974 General High School “Themistokli Gërmenji”, Korçë.

WORK EXPERIENCE :

2009-2014 By decree of the President of the Republic of Albania, Nº. 1619, 30.03.2009 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Albania in the Republic of Portugal.
17.11.2008 Charge d’Affaires a.i. of the Republic of Albania in Portugal.
2006-2008 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate of International
Organizations, Department of Human Rights and Minorities, (Reports at UN & CE)
2006 Vice-Dean of the Diplomatic Corp in Buenos Aires.
2003 – 2006 By decree of the President of the Republic of Albania, Nº. 3673, 29.01.2003 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Albania (Concurrent) in the Republics of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, and Paraguay.
2001 - 2006 Dean of the Diplomatic Corp in Buenos Aires, for Central and East European Countries.
1998-2006 By decree of the President of the Republic of Albania, Nº. 1936, 17.09.1997 - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Albania in the Republic of
Argentina, concurrent in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay.
1997 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate of America.
1987 – 1997 Lecturer - University of Tirana, Faculty of Medicine.
1986 - 1987 Chest Physician, Regional Hospital of Lung Diseases, Korça – Albania.
1980 - 1984 General Practitioner, General and Community Practice, Opar- Korça – Albania.

DECORATIONS & EVALUATIONS:

2011 By the Decision of the Commission of Diplomatic Ranks and Discipline of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes the diplomatic rank of “Minister Counselor”, May, 1, 2011.
2001 - 2011 Member of the London Diplomatic Academy - listed in the “Who is who in the Diplomatic World“. (The Royal Book of Diplomacy and Science, 2001-2011).
2008 By the Decision of the Commission of Diplomatic Ranks and Discipline of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs takes the diplomatic rank of “Counselor”, May, 5, 2008.
2004 Diploma of "Order of the Consular Merits", with the grade "Grand Cruz" - Brazil, December, 25, 2004.
2004 Member of “The Order of the Knights” of the Association of the Media of Pernambuco – Recife, Brazil, 20.12.2004.
1999 Title of “Nobility and Meritocracy” and "The Grand Stick of Nobility and Dignity" for the valuable trajectory on Goodness, like Eminence of Mankind and Fellow International, from the Argentine Trans-academy, (Universal Institute of the Nations - Superior Council of Eminencies) Buenos Aires, December 7, 1999.
1999 Medal, "Humberto Castelo Blanco" by the Central American.
Institute of Culture, Brazil, June, 11, 1999
1999 Diploma of "Order of the Consular Merits", with the grade "Comendador", Brazil, May, 12, 1999
1999 With the proposal of the United Nations Universal Institute and Trans-academy, based in Buenos Aires, given the "Golden Medal for Public Merit " and "Diploma of Honor" with the motivation: "For activity in Public Functions, in the character of the Official of the Year and prominent Member of the Forum of high spheres, committed for a dignified social coexistence, in peace”. Buenos Aires, March, 29, 1999
1999 Member of the Academy of Science and Arts of Alagoas,
Brazil.
1999 Honorary-President of the Cultural Association Brazil -
Albania, Rio de Janeiro, 1999.
1996 Title and Diploma of "Fellow College Chest Physician", F.C.C.P.-San Francisko - Kaliforni - SHBA.
1996 Member of International Academy of Chest Physicians and Surgeons of the American College of Chest Physicians.- California – USA.
1991 - 1997 Candidate for MP in three Legislation
1990 One of the leaders of the Democratic Movement in Albania and co-founder of the first Democratic Party. Member of the Directing Committee. Member of the Directing Committee of this party and its representative in many political activities at home and abroad.

Participant in many political & diplomatic conferences and seminars and scientific-professional, at home and abroad, in a part of which has referred on various issues of national and international character. Author and co-author of a numerous professional, scientific, political and diplomatic papers, published abroad (USA, England, Scotland, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Portugal). Author III National Periodic Report CEDAW, aproved by the Decision of Council of Ministers, Nº.1082, 23.07.2008 and reported to the UN, New York, 2012. Co-author of the II National Human Rights and Minorities Report in Albania. Reported to the Council of Europe – 2008.

LEANGUAGES: Commands English, Spanish (international certificates of Institutes for foreign languages), and Portuguese.
French, Italian (medium knowledge)

Postal Address

Embasy of Albania
Rua Joaquim Antonio Aguiar, Nr. 64, piso 4-D
Codigo Postal 1070 -153,
LISBOA-PORTUGAL

Tel / Fax

Tel: 00 351 21 38 63 600 / 601 / 602 Fax: 00 351 21 38 78 586

E-MAIL

embassy.lisbon@mfa.gov.al

OPENING TIMES

Monday to Friday
09:00 - 17:00