Arben Imami during a visit to The Pentagon in 2009
|Member of the Albanian parliament|
|Minister of Defense|
17 September 2009 – 15 September 2013
|Prime Minister||Sali Berisha|
|Preceded by||Gazmend Oketa|
|Succeeded by||Mimi Kodheli|
Arben Fahri Imami
21 January 1958
Tirana, People's Republic of Albania (now Albania)
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Academy 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.
- Nicholas de Larrinaga (16 September 2013). "New Albanian defence minister appointed". IHS Jane's Defence Weekly. London. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
- "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.
- Arben Imami at IMDb