Balkan chiefs of general staff meet in Tirana

Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Ozel attended the conference in Albania

Balkan chiefs of general staff meet in Tirana

World Bulletin/News Desk

The seventh conference of the Balkan countries chiefs of general staff started Wednesday in Albanian capital Tirana.      

Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Ozel, President of Albania Bujar Nishani, Minister of Defence Arben Imami, Balkan chiefs of general staff, and several officials from NATO and EU has attended the conference.      

Nishani said the conference is important in terms of regional cooperation, noting that security and stability in Balkans should be supported more.      

Stating the risk of military conflicts is low in Balkans, Nishani said "We are faced with ideological threats in our region. No country in the world can be successful only with its military potential against such problems. We, thus, have to place emphasis on collective defence. NATO is a good example of collective defence."      

Albanian Chief of General Staff Major General Xhemal Gjunkshi said the mutual projects between Balkan countries contribute a lot to the safety and stability of the region.      

"We will focus on the things we can do in the future," said Gjunkshi adding the present conference was step for future.      

The conference will last 2 days and is closed to the press.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Mayıs 2013, 14:48

Muhammed Öylek