About us

Sweden has engaged in development cooperation with Albania since 2001, and opened our embassy in Tirana in 2010. Sweden's relations with Albania have been strengthened ever since, and in 2016 the Swedish government appointed its first resident ambassador to Albania, Mr Johan Ndisi.

The Embassy's work is focused on supporting Albania in its EU-integration process and related reforms. Sweden's development cooperation programme with Albania amounts to approximately 10 million Euro 2018. It focuses on priority areas such as economic development, democracy and human rights, and environment and climate change issues. Throughout these activities, Sweden emphasizes the strengthening of women’s rights, resources and representation.

In addition, Sweden promotes cultural exchanges and good trade relations between Sweden and Albania. The embassy is situated in Tiranas "student city", providing opportunities for dialogue with young people. 


Embassy Staff:

Ms Elsa Håstad Ambassador

Ms Petra Burcher Counsellor, Head of Development Cooperation

Ms Anna Persson First Secretary

Mr Tomas Nyström Counsellor

Ms Lina Hammarström Political Officer

Ms Linda Gjermani Programme Officer Development Cooperation Good Governance and Justice

Ms Rezarta Katuçi   Programme Officer Development Cooperation Gender, Human Rights and Civil Society

Ms Ina Murthi   Programme Officer/Programme Administrator/Development Cooperation Market Development

Ms Ermelinda Xhaja   Programme Officer/Development Cooperation Good Governance

Ms Enkeleda Veizaj Administration Officer

Mr Mikel Smaçi Logistics Officer

Ms Merita Pira Receptionist, Personal Assistant

Mr Bashkim Cani Driver/Administrative Assistant

Ms Fatmire Pira Cleaner


Last updated 01 Sep 2019, 6.45 PM