Arben Imami

Arben Fahri Imami (born 21 January 1958) is an Albanian politician and former actor. He served as the minister of defense between 2009 and 2013.[1]

Arben Imami
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Arben Imami during a visit to The Pentagon in 2009
Member of the Albanian parliament
In office
Minister of Defense
In office
17 September 2009 – 15 September 2013
Prime MinisterSali Berisha
Preceded byGazmend Oketa
Succeeded byMimi Kodheli
Personal details
Arben Fahri Imami

(1958-01-21) 21 January 1958 (age 63)
Tirana, People's Republic of Albania (now Albania)
Political partyDemocratic Party
ResidenceTirana, Albania
Alma materAcademy of Arts of Tirana


Imami was born in Tirana, and attended the High Institute of Arts of Tirana between 1977 and 1981. Later he was a professor at the Academy of Arts of Tirana. He is one of the founders of the Democratic Party of Albania in 1990, and has been elected a Member of Parliament in five legislatures.

Political posts Imami has held include minister of legislative reform and parliament relations from 1997 to 1999, minister of justice from 2000 to 2001, minister of local government and decentralization from 2000 to February 2002, and from 2005 to 2009 he was the chief of cabinet of the prime minister.

During 1999 and 2000, he had a fellowship at the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.[2]

He has acted in two films, Face to Face (1979) and "Në çdo stinë" (1980).[3] Te shoh ne sy (1986)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Nicholas de Larrinaga (16 September 2013). "New Albanian defence minister appointed". IHS Jane's Defence Weekly. London. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  2. ^ "The GLS Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 2 - Class of 2000" (PDF). Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2009.
  3. ^ Arben Imami at IMDb

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