Minister of Foreign Affairs (Albania)

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania
Ministri i Punëve të Jashtme
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Incumbent
Ditmir Bushati

since 15 September 2013
Seat Foreign Affairs Office
Appointer Prime Minister
Term length Four years
Inaugural holder Ismail Qemali
Formation 4 December 1912
Website Official Website

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania (Albanian: Ministri i Punëve të Jashtme të Shqipërisë), officially styled the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania (Albanian: Ministri i Punëve të Jashtme të Republikes të Shqipërisë), is the Foreign Minister responsible for the foreign relations of Albania and one of the most important members of the Cabinet of Albania.

The Foreign Minister coordinates the foreign policy of Albania and maintains relations with other states and international organizations. He also cooperates with Albanians living in the diaspora and supports Albanian cultural and educational institutions abroad its borders. Regular parliamentary elections are held every four years. Afterwads, the elected Prime Minister of Albania selects members of the Cabinet of Albania, and allocates posts to members within the cabinet. Before beginning duties, the Ministers swear before the President of Albania.[1]

The 52nd and current officeholder is Ditmir Bushati of the Socialist Party who was elected on 23 June 2013 and started his first four-year-term on 15 September 2013.[2]

Officeholders[edit]

Following is a list of Foreign Ministers since the collapse of communism in Albania:

No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Abbr. Term of office Party
37 Ilir Boçka
1950–
Independent 18 December 1991 11 April 1992 Independent
38 Alfred Serreqi
1938–
PD 11 April 1992 11 July 1996 Democratic Party
39 Tritan Shehu
1954–
PD 11 July 1996 12 April 1997 Democratic Party
40 Arjan Starova
1954–
Independent 12 April 1997 25 July 1997 Independent
41 Paskal Milo
1949–
PS 25 July 1997 25 July 2001 Socialist Party
42 Arta Dade
1953–
PS 25 July 2001 31 July 2002 Socialist Party
43 Ilir Meta
1969–
LSI 31 July 2002 18 July 2003 Socialist Movement for Integration
44 Luan Hajdaraga
1948–
PS 18 July 2003 29 December 2003 Socialist Party
45 Kastriot Islami
1952–
PD 29 December 2003 12 September 2005 Democratic Party
46 Besnik Mustafaj
1958–
PD 12 September 2005 24 April 2007 Democratic Party
47 Lulzim Basha
1958–
PD 24 April 2007 17 September 2009 Democratic Party
48 Ilir Meta
1969–
LSI 17 September 2009 16 September 2010 Socialist Movement for Integration
49 Edmond Haxhinasto
1966–
LSI 16 September 2010 27 June 2012 Socialist Movement for Integration
50 Edmond Panariti
1960–
LSI 3 July 2012 4 April 2013 Socialist Movement for Integration
51 Aldo Bumçi
1974–
PD 4 April 2013 15 September 2013 Democratic Party
52 Ditmir Bushati
1977–
PS 15 September 2013 Incumbment Socialist Party

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KUSHTETUTA E REPUBLIKËS SË SHQIPËRISË" (PDF). wipo.int (in Albanian). p. Article 45. 
  2. ^ "Ditmir Bushati". punetejashtme.gov.al (in Albanian). 

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