On February 18, 2021, a working meeting was held between the leadership of Rakovski National Defence College and representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Albania, which was attended by Major General Grudi Angelov, PhD – Commandant of Rakovski National Defence College, Colonel Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitar Tashkov – Deputy Commandant for Academics and Research, Deans of Faculties, Heads of Departments at the College, and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Albania HE Donika Hoxha, PhD, as well as representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Albania – First Secretary Mr. Kuitim Cera and Second Secretary Mrs. Arjilda Ringai. The Ministry of Defence was represented by Colonel Lyubomir Petrov – Defence Policy and Planning Directorate.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss possible areas of cooperation between Rakovski National Defence College and the higher education institutions in the Republic of Albania. Major General Grudi Angelov, PhD and Ambassador HE Donika Hodja, PhD, pledged to help develop bilateral cooperation between the educational institutions of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Albania, emphasizing that priority is given to advanced research in the field of defence and national security and the Erasmus+ program of the European Union in support of education, training, youth and sport.