Minister Xhacka in France for Armed Forces Modernization
Albanian Daily News
Published June 13, 2018
Minister of Defense, Olta Xhacka during her officiail visit in France this Wednesday had a meeting with France's Armed Forces Minister, Florence Parly. The Defense Minister was invited by her French homologue to attend the "Eurosatory 2018", the international exhibition of protection and security of land and air.
In the exhibition that is held every two years, military industry representatives of around 140 countries participate, who present bids and note demands for services provided in the area of defense.
The Ministers, Xhacka and Parly reconfirmed the very good relationship between Albania and France, particularly in the field of defense, in which the two countries have been cooperating for years.
French Company "Nexter" provided the Albanian ship, Butrinti, with a 20 mm tank, which is taking part in NATO's operation in the Aegean Sea.
Xhacka displayed the interest of Albanian Armed Forces to further cooperate with French Armed Forces even in the field of civil emergencies.