Igli Hasani is now Albania’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, a pivotal role in the nation’s diplomatic landscape. He already expressed his gratitude in a recent tweet to Prime Minister Edi Rama, the government, and the parliament for this significant appointment. Albania is focused on enhancing its international relations and navigating global politics, making this a crucial moment.
In the same tweet, Hasani showed appreciation for his predecessor, Olta Xhacka, which highlights his commitment to building upon past diplomatic achievements while pursuing new successes.
It is a great privilege to serve my country as Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs 🇦🇱. I am grateful to Prime Minister @ediramaal, the Government and the Parliament for the trust.— Igli Hasani (@IgliHasani) September 12, 2023
My thanks to my friend and colleague @xhacka_olta for the excellent work at @AlbanianDiplo. pic.twitter.com/CHY8TOOnQG
Hasani brings substantial diplomatic and international relations experience to his new position. His previous roles include serving as Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna since 2018, as well as holding positions such as Secretary General at the Ministry of Defence in 2017-2018 and Director General for Defence Policy at the Ministry of Defence from 2014 to 2017.
Before his government service, Hasani worked as a journalist and editor with various Albanian newspapers and TV stations from 1997 to 2001. He holds a law degree from the University of Tirana, Albania (2001-2006), a Master’s in International Relations from King’s College London, United Kingdom (2006), and studied at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London, United Kingdom (2005). He also holds a degree in Sociology and Philosophy from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Tirana, Albania (1996-2001).
In his role as Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, he will focus on advancing Albania’s economic development, strengthening counter-terrorism efforts, and fostering economic cooperation with other nations.