Sovereign Military Hospitaller
Order of St John of Jerusalem of
Rhodes and of Malta

The Sovereign Order of Malta and Albania Sign Cooperation Agreement

15/06/2016

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 today in Tirana a cooperation agreement.

The 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.

2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the Order’s auxiliary organization in Albania, which 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.