Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo, welcomed a New Jersey National Guard delegation headed by the New Jersey National Guard Commander, Brigadier General Michael Cunniff.
During this meeting it was highlighted the military cooperation within the Partnership Program between Albania and the New Jersey National Guard, which began in 1993. Major General Bazo stressed the importance of this cooperation, which, although in bilateral format, has contributed immensely in the transformation of the Albanian Armed Forces. "During these two decades of collaboration, the military members of both countries have been side by side, not only in training and exercises but also in operations, which culminated in the deploying five Joint OMLT Contingents on a mission to train the Afghan National Army", accentuated Maj. Gen. Bazo.
In the framework of bilateral cooperation between the Albanian Armed Forces and the Armed Forces of the United States, at the premises of Mjedë High School this morning was held the inauguration ceremony on completion of the renovation of Mjedë High School, Shkodër, and Laç Medical Clinic, Vau Dejës.
The United States of America, through New York Air Force and New Jersey National Guard military members, in cooperation with the Albanian Armed Forces made possible the realization of this project, which started on June 20, 2016, and is a continuation of Humanitarian and Civic Assistance (HCA) projects.