Albania–Denmark relations

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Albania-Denmark relations
Map indicating locations of Denmark and Albania


Albanian Embassy in Copenhagen

Albania–Denmark relations are foreign relations between Albania and Denmark. Albania has an embassy in Copenhagen, and Denmark has an embassy in Tirana.[1][2] About 8,000 Albanians live in Denmark.[3] Both countries are members of NATO. Diplomatic relations were established in 1970.[4] On 23 June 1971, a trade agreement was signed.[5][6]

High level visits[edit]

In 2006, Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Møller visited Albania. The visit focused on cooperation and political issues. 3 million DKK were allocated on human rights and good governance.[7]

In May 2012, Danish Foreign Minister Villy Søvndal and Minister of European Affairs Nicolai Wammen met with the Albanian Vice-President and Foreign Minister Edmond Haxhinasto in Denmark, to discuss the situation in Kosovo.[8]

Assistance and cooperation[edit]

After the fall of the communist Albania, Denmark assisted with the building institutions and aid to the poor parts of Albania.[9]

Denmark also assists Albania with civil society and independent media. Albania is part of the Danish South East Europe Programme. 73 million DKK has been given to the programme.[10] In September 2009, a programme for sustainable business development was launched.[11]

In September 2012, Christian Friis Bach visited Albania and Kosovo for the democratic and economic development.[12]

In 2006, Denmark signed an agreement to assist Albania implementing the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) protocol and help reduce their emission of greenhouse gasses.[13]

After the 2010 Albania floods, Denmark contributed with fodder and Danish ambassador for Albania, Karsten Ankjær Jensen said "It is vital that all good forces unite to help alleviate the disaster and suffering endured by everyone in the flooded areas. Hopefully our efforts will provide relief and ensure the livelihood of the affected farmers."[14][15]


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  4. ^ "Albanian History". Forumi Shqiptar. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
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  6. ^ "Trade Agreement" (PDF). United Nations Treaty Series. 23 June 1971. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 July 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
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  8. ^ "Søvndal og Wammen mødes med Albaniens udenrigsminister". Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark: Albania". Retrieved 12 February 2011.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Danish programme for Albania" (in Danish). Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
  11. ^ "Assistance to Albania". Archived from the original on 25 February 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
  12. ^ "Udviklingsminister Christian Friis Bach besøger Kosovo og Albanien". 5 September 2012. Retrieved 19 November 2012.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Environmental of Denmark, Danish Environmental Protection Agency and Albania the on cooperation for the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change" (PDF). WebArchive. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 19, 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  14. ^ "ProMali - Feed emergency program in flooded Shkodra" (PDF). Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark). 10 December 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2011.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Denmark supports Albanian farmers after flooding". Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Denmark). Retrieved 12 February 2011.[permanent dead link]

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