SOVEREIGN ORDER OF MALTA AND ALBANIA SIGN COOPERATION AGREEMENT
Within the framework of the excellent relations since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1994, the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Republic of Albania signed in Tirana a cooperation agreement.
Purpose of the agreement is to strengthen and promote the hospitaller, health care, education and disaster risk reductions projects of the Order of Malta in the country.
The agreement was signed by the Albanian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Odeta Barbulluschi and by the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Albania, Stefano Palumbo.
Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the Order’s auxiliary organization in Albania, which for over 25 years has been committed to developing activities in medical, social and civil protection fields. Amongst these is the organization of first aid training sessions in schools and reaching out to around 4,000 people living beyond the reach of health care services in remote areas.