Albania–Palestine relations

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Albania–Palestine relations
Map indicating locations of Albania and Palestine



Albania and State of Palestine established diplomatic relations in 1990. Albania had previously recognized the State of Palestine as a state since 1988. Palestine has an embassy in Tirana but Albania doesn't have an embassy in Palestine.[1] Both are member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.


The relations between Albania and the PLO began early, in the middle of the 1960s. Since then, high Palestinian officials have visited Albania. Albania recognized the PLO as the only legitime organization of the Palestinian people by the middle of the 1970s and it was followed by the opening of a Diplomatic Representative, resident in Romania.

After the proclamation of the Palestinian Independence, Albania officially recognized the Palestinian State in 1988 and in 1989 the Embassy of the State of Palestine, with full diplomatic representation, was officially opened in Albania.

With the opening of the Embassy, the relations between Albania and Palestine further developed and they were crowned with the historical visit of the Palestinian President, the late Yasser Arafat, at the end of 1996.

Albania was one of the 41 countries which abstained in the voting for the application of Palestine for non-member observer state of the United Nations on 29 November 2012.

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  1. ^ Government of Albania (January 2011). "Diplomatic list" (PDF). Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-06.  "Embassy of the State of Palestina".

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