Albania joins Hybrid CoE – completing the participation of all EU and NATO countries

On 13 June, the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats had the pleasure of welcoming Mr Igli Hasani, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania. Mr Hasani visited the Centre to hand over the Letter of Notification to Director Teija Tiilikainen, officially making Albania the 36th Participating State of Hybrid CoE and completing the participation of all EU and NATO countries in the Centre’s activities.

“On behalf of Hybrid CoE, I would like to welcome Albania to the Centre. Albania will add a very important geopolitical component to our knowledge base and help the Centre fulfil its mandate in countering hybrid threats,” Director Teija Tiilikainen stated. “Thanks to Albania’s accession, Hybrid CoE now encompasses all EU and NATO members, which is a great achievement and signals the willingness of the Euro-Atlantic community to counter hybrid threats in a strongly united manner.”

“We are delighted to join Hybrid CoE, which now includes all NATO Allies and EU member states. This signifies a very important step forward for Albania, and we are keen to contribute to the Centre’s vital mission,” Minister Hasani said. “We bring a spirit of collaboration and a thirst for knowledge, ready to learn from the vast experience of other Participating States and to share our own insights. Together, we can build a more secure and resilient future, not just for Albania, but for the entire Euro-Atlantic region.”

In addition to Albania, the Centre of Excellence includes the following Participating States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Türkiye, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Centre cooperates closely with the EU and NATO.

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