Both Albania and Kosovo governments, commemorated in Kukës "Exodus “99", when 15 years ago under Serb violence and repression, over a million Kosovo people were deported to Albania. The Chief of General Staff of the AAF, Major General Jeronim Bazo, as well as representatives from the General Staff of the Armed Forces were invited in this ceremony.
The official ceremony organized on this occasion began with the execution of national anthems. Premiers had a meeting with each governmental cabinets and then attended the conference "From exodus to strategic partnership", which was held at the Palace of Culture, in Kukes.
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.