President, The Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilizations
Fr. Minister of Foreign Affairs (Albania)


Besnik Mustafaj served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania between 2005-2007. He is one of the co-founders of the Albanian Democratic Party. In the first free election, he was elected as a member of the Albanian Parliament and was re-elected three times. Between 1992-1997 he served as an Ambassador of Albania in France and as an ambassador to UNESCO. He is the co-founder of the Albanian’s PEN club also co-founder of the Albanian Helsinki Committee. After resigning politics, he founded the Albanian Forum for the Alliance of Civilizations. He is member of the Advisory Board of Anna Lindh Foundation and President of the Euro-Mediterranean network of ONG “EuromedinCulture (s).”

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