The Minister of Defence, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli and the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo, participated in the annual conference organized by the Albanian Institute for International Studies “Impacts and Future Challenges”, on the occasion of the 5th - anniversary of Albania’s membership in NATO.
Members of Parliament, diplomats, various researchers in the field of security, representatives of the academic world were also attending the conference; moreover many representatives from different countries such as Kosovo, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Macedonia, etc.
In honour of the president of the National Association of Reserve Officers, Col. (R) Mehdi Pogaçe, homage were paid in the Museum of Arms at the Ministry of Defence, in Tirana this morning.
The Minister of Defence, Mrs. Mimi Kodheli and the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo, paid homage to life and work of Colonel (R) Mehdi Pogace; They also placed wreaths to honour him.
Homage and wreaths were also placed near the lifeless body of Colonel Pogaçe by the deputies of the Albanian Parliament, Prime Minister's Advisor, Brigadier General (R) Sander Lleshi, generals and senior officers of the Armed Forces, etc.