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.
Ms Elsa Håstad Ambassador
Ms Petra Burcher Counsellor, Head of Development Cooperation
Ms Anna Persson First Secretary
Mr Tomas Nyström Counsellor
Mr Michael Nordenberg 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