Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj resigned from Prime Minister Edi Rama. The latter gave the morning official on Twitter, although the reasons are not yet known.
"I accepted the resignation of Minister Xhafaj, whom I thank for his incredible contribution. General Sandër Lleshaj will bring a new energy to head of the interior ministry.
The journey is marked. Now the speed must be increased and more significant results must be achieved. ”- reads the Prime Minister's tweet.
Xhafaj's resignation comes after numerous accusations by the opposition regarding the connections with the organized crime of the minister's family: specifically, Fatmir Xhafaj had been accused of using his role to defend his brother Agron Xhafaj.
The words of Fatmir Xhafaj
"After more than a year at the head of the interior ministry, I willingly resigned my resignation to Prime Minister Rama, thanking him for the trust given to me.
There have been great challenges, but I am proud of the fact that at the head of a team with integrity and dedication, we were able to achieve important results in strengthening security in the country, some of which were considered impossible to achieve a few years ago.
I thank all my team, my colleagues, my friends and in particular my family, as well as all those who have appreciated me, supported me and trusted me.
Recognition from the heart for all those men in uniform, for what they did during this period in the fight against crime and illegality."- said Fatmir Xhafaj.
Who is Sandër Lleshaj
From the 1996 to the 2000, the new interior minister Sandër Lleshaj he was commander of the course of the Tirana defense academy and then, for another three years, of the 'Skenderbej' military academy.
From the 2003 to the 2006 he was assigned to the defense of the Republic of Albania in Germany. As for his military education, it begins in the 1978 in the military school 'Skenderbej'.
In 2008, General Lleshaj followed the senior executive seminar in the center of European security studies 'George C. Marshall' in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. In the 2011, on the other hand, he completed the international course for defense management in the post-graduate school of Marina, in California.
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