Major General Jeronim Bazo is appointed Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces

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It was held today in the Ministry of Defence, the ceremony of taking office by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Albania, General Jeronim Bazo, decreed yesterday by the President of the Republic, Mr. Bujar Nishani.

The ceremony began with the reception of Minister of Defence, Ms. Mimmi Kodheli, Major General Jeronim Bazo, Major General Xhemal Gjunkshi, by the Guard of Honor. There were present generals, directors and other senior military of MoD and GS.

Defence Minister Ms. Mimi Kodheli read the decree of the President of the Republic Mr. Nishani, for the appointment as Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo.

"Pursuant to Article 93 and paragraph 3 of Article 169 of the Constitution of the Republic of Albania, as well as paragraph 5 of Article 7 of Law no. 8671, dated 26.10.2000 "On the powers and authorities of command and strategic direction of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Albania", the proposal of the Prime Minister, Major General Jeronim Bazo, is appointed Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Albania. "

Then the ceremony continued with the delivery of the flag of the General Staff of the Armed Forces from Major General Gjunkshi Xhemal to the Defense Ministe,r Ms. Mimi Kodheli, who delivered it to new chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo.

In his speech at the handover ceremony, Major General Xhemal Gjunkshi among other things said: "I have had the honor and privilege to serve in such a special duty senior chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces since August 2011. I feel very proud of the success of our Armed Forces during this period, achievements which have further consolidated the positive outlook for the dignity, professionalism and commitment of the Armed Forces in the defense of the country and the North Atlantic Alliance ... ". General Xhemal Gjunkshi further expressed appreciation and gratitude for the generals and the military partners, officers, NCOs, soldiers and civilian employees of the Armed Forces, wherever they are, for the excellent work, professionalism, agility, discipline and spirit of sacrifice in performing constitutional mission to protect the country, as well as peace and security in the world.

In turn, the new chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Jeronim Bazo, said he was honored of assumption of duty the high chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces. "This task comes when our Armed Forces, as part of dynamic alliance, have provided a number of achievements in fulfilling their constitutional mission, successfully performing operations within the Alliance and beyond, facing difficult situations to help civilian population and the destruction of ammunition. "

At the conclusion of the greeting the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Major General Jeronim Bazo, assured the Minister of Defence, Prime Minister, President of the Republic, our NATO allies, and all members of the General Staff of the Armed Forces will work with dedication, quality and maximum commitment to accomplish all objectives.






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