National Flag Order
|National Flag Order|
|Awarded by the President of Albania|
|Eligibility||Albanians, Foreign nationals|
|Awarded for||"As a token of gratitude and recognition for those who by their acts and good name contribute to honoring the Albanian nation."|
|His Excellency the President of Albania|
|Chancellor||His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs|
The National Flag Order Albanian: Dekorata e Flamurit Kombëtar, is one of the highest decoration to be given in Albania, among the Civil awards and decorations of Albania, and was instituted by special law Nr.8113, of 28 March 1996.
This award is granted to Albanians or foreigners for extraordinary contributions for the sublimation of the Albanian nation and Albania.
Mostly the proposer of this Order is the President of the Republic through his own initiative. It could also be the Speaker of Assembly or the Prime Minister.
Famous Recipients of National Flag Order
- 2006 - Kosovo - First President of the partially recognised Republic of Kosova Ibrahim Rugova
- 2007 - United States - 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush
- 2012 - Kosovo - Founders of the Kosovo Liberation Army, National Hero of Kosovo Adem Jashari 
- 2012 - Kosovo - Kosovo Albanian activist Adem Demaçi
- 2012 - United States - 67th United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 
- 2012 - Albania - Leader of Albania from 1925 to 1939 Zog I of Albania 
- 2014 - Austria - Austrian politician Heinz Fischer 
- 2015 - Portugal - Portuguese politician who was the 11th President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso 
- 2015 - Sovereign Military Order of Malta - 79th Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta Matthew Festing 
- 2015 - Qatar - Former ruling Emir of the State of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani 
- 2015 - Turkey - Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 
- 2015 - Albania - Former President and Prime Minister of Albania Sali Berisha 
- 2016 - Albania - Albanian novelist and poet Ismail Kadare 
- 2017 - United States - former United States senator Bob Dole
- "PER DEKORATAT, TITUJT E NDERIT, MEDALJET DHE TITUJT VENDORË TË NDERIT NË REPUBLIKËN E SHQIPËRISË (I përditësuar)". vendime.al.
- "Albanian president honors former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole". Tirana Times. 2 June 2017.