The new air base project in Albania catches the attention of the international media outlets

The prestigious British, a�?a��Expressa��a�� writes that NATO is increasing its influence in the Western Balkan region, while preparing to create the first air base in the region, and officially requested the countries of WB to join the Alliance.

On 4 August, PM of Albania, Edi Rama declared that NATO aims to build its first military base in Western Balkan, in the city of Kucova, and the works will start this year.

Pm Rama stressed that a�?a��government officials are negotiating with USA, for modernizing the aerial capacities of Albaniaa��a��.A� Albania joined the Alliance in 2009, meanwhile is still recycling the old ammo that inherited from the past regime.

According to PM Rama, NATO is about to invest more than 50 million euro for the air base of Kucova. This base will function as a refuel station, logistic support, air patrolling and joint training.

The base will be used by the Albanian air forces too.

 

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