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NATO forces are holding the largest joint military exercise since World War II in Albania

A US military official announced today, Thursday, that the forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization "NATO" began joint military exercises in Albania in cooperation with thousands of military forces from the United States of America and other countries.


Colonel Joseph Skuka - according to the American ABC News network - said that the exercises, which are conducted annually, are the largest since World War II in the Western Balkans, adding that Albania is a loyal ally of NATO since 2009 and a security partner with his ability at the regional level. And universal. "


Skoka pointed out that Albania is playing a sensitive role in the "Defender-Europe 2021" exercises, as joint cross-seas logistics operations are being conducted in the port city of "Durres" for the first time since World War II, saying, "This historic mission strengthens our ability as a strategic security partner in the West. The Balkans and the Black Sea regions. "


The network stated that the American forces have been deployed since April 26 in preparation for their participation in military exercises in five land, sea and air bases in Albania that will continue until June 10.

It is noteworthy that most of the western Balkan countries, including Albania, Croatia, North Macedonia and Montenegro are members of NATO.