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U.S. donates 37 armored vehicles to Albanian armed forces

Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 5, 2019
The U.S. government donated 37 Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs) to the Albanian Armed Forces in a ceremony held on Thursday, a help to boost Albania's military capabilities.
Olta Xhacka
Europe   Albanian Defense Minister Olta Xhacka
Albanian Defense Minister Olta Xhacka, charge d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Tirana Leyla Moses-Ones and Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollcaku attended the delivery ceremony.

In her speech, Xhacka thanked the U.S. government for its continued support to Albania and expressed gratitude for the donation of 37 armored vehicles, which will increase the capabilities and performance of the country's Armed Forces.

On her part, Moses-Ones underlined that the new armored capability will enhance Albanian's internal defense, strengthen NATO's southern flank, and provide critical combat power to NATO that can be deployed in support of global operations.