Edmond Haxhinasto

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Edmond Haxhinasto
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Edmond Haxhinasto
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
In office
15 September 2013 – 9 September 2016
Preceded by Sokol Olldashi
Succeeded by Sokol Dervishaj
President of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
In office
23 May 2012 – 27 June 2012
Preceded by William Hague
Succeeded by Edmond Panariti
Deputy Prime Minister of Albania
In office
17 January 2011 – 4 April 2013
Preceded by Ilir Meta
Succeeded by Myqerem Tafaj
65th Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
16 September 2010 – 27 June 2012
Preceded by Ilir Meta
Succeeded by Edmond Panariti
Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy
In office
27 June 2012 – 4 April 2013
Succeeded by Florjon Mima
Personal details
Born Edmond Haxhinasto
(1966-11-06) 6 November 1966 (age 50)
Tirana, People's Republic of Albania (now Republic of Albania)
Nationality Albanian
Political party Socialist Movement for Integration
Alma mater University of Tirana
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (MPP)[a]

Edmond Haxhinasto (born 16 November 1966) is an Albanian politician who was Deputy Prime Minister of Albania from 2011 to 2013.

Early life and education[edit]

Edmond Haxhinasto was born in Tirana on the 16 November 1966. Haxhinasto graduated from the University of Tirana, Faculty of History and Philology, English Chair in 1989 with a Diploma in English. His postgraduate education includes a Master of Business Administration from the International Executive Center, Brdo, Slovenia in 1996. In 2000, he completed a Master of Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.[1]


After a brief engagement in educational and national youth organizations, worked as Head of Foreign Relations at the Parliament of the Republic of Albania from September 1991 to July 1992. From 1993 to 1997 was engaged in the private sector. From August 1997- July 1999 served at the Office of the Prime Minister as Head of Coordination Department. He was also Government Representative for the Emergency Management Group set up to manage the situation of Kosovan refugees in Albania. In 1998, was Chair of the Anti-Corruption Monitoring Group in charge of monitoring the implementation of the Government’s plan to combat corruption in Albania.

Foreign Minister[edit]

On 16 September 2010, Haxhinasto was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs. On 29 March 2011, Haxhinasto attended the London Conference on Libya.[2]

Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


  • From July 2000 to October 2001 served as Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister.
  • From November 2001 to July 2002 served as Charge d’ Affairs e.p. at the Albanian Embassy in Belgrade.
  • From August 2002 – September 2003 worked as Chief of Cabinet at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • From April 2004 to May 2005 was Advisor to Mr. Ilir Meta, in his capacity as Member of the International Commission on the Balkans.
  • In February 2004 became Co-Founder of the Institute for Peace, Development and Integration.
  • From 2004 has held the post of International Secretary, Head of National Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Socialist Movement for Integration (LSI).
  • From October 2009 to September 2010 served as Deputy Minister of Public Works and Transport.
  • From 16 September 2010 to 2012 he held the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • From 17 January 2011 to 4 April 2013 he held the position of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • From 15 September 2013 he holds the position of Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.


  1. ^ Acronym preferred by the Woodrow Wilson School