An outlined, purpose and scope of activity
a. The purpose of the Council of Albanian Ambassadors (CAA) is to provide novel and professional support to the Albanian state foreign policy, on behalf of the nation’s interests in the field of international relations.
b. The Council of Albanian Ambassadors shall provide its assistance to achieve a more efficient and professional performance of the Albanian diplomacy, in compliance with the highest international standards and the Albanian state needs.
c. The Council of Albanian Ambassadors shall promote the image of the Albanian diplomacy, state and nation in the international arena.
d. The Council of Albanian Ambassadors shall monitor and analyse the sharpest issues, events and developments, presenting Albania’s the highest degree of interest in the region, Europe and beyond, aiming at assisting the main state institutions in protecting the interest of the Albanian state and nation, by giving the relevant recommendations, either in confidence or publicly, as per the case.
e. The Council of Albanian Ambassadors shall represent and protect the legal and moral interests of former career diplomats, in compliance with the Albanian legislation and the relevant international conventions in cooperation with the following institutions: President of the Republic of Albania, Assembly, Prime Minister’s Office, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
f. The Council of Albanian Ambassadors shall further the cooperation with the diplomatic corps accredited in Albania, aiming at enhancing the understanding and the friendly relations between them and the Albanian state and society.
g. The Council of Ambassadors shall cooperate on an ongoing basis with counterpart career ambassadors or diplomats’ organizations around the world, political and diplomatic international organizations to which Albania is a party, as well as with research and study institutes sharing similar purposes regarding the promotion of Albanian state and Albania’s national interests.
h. The Council of Albanian Ambassadors shall conduct several activities within the country, in cooperation with educational, research and study institutes, focusing on international relations in the field of diplomacy, economy, culture, and public relations.
i. The Council of Albanian Ambassadors shall organize diplomatic, scientific and academic activities in the form of publications, conferences, roundtables, and open or closed professional debate forums, in line with the importance of the topic and discussion.
j. The Council of Albanian Ambassadors shall issue its own publications or may participate in other organizations’ publications with the works of its individual members, in line with the purposes of the organization.
k. The Council of Albanian Ambassadors shall organize panel discussions beyond its annual programmes on the sharpest problems affecting foreign policies and international relations. Besides the members of the organization, senior government or state officials and foreign ambassadors accredited in Tirana may be invited to participate in such panels from time to time for presenting papers or participating in discussions.
l. The Council of Albanian Ambassadors shall voluntarily provide its own expertise as a consultation mechanism for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy Committee in the Parliament, and the President of the Republic of Albania.
m. The Council of Albanian Ambassadors shall voluntarily organize courses and vocational training sessions for novice Albanian ambassadors and for professional diplomats appointed to high diplomatic positions overseas.
n. The Council of Albanian Ambassadors shall have its own website: www.albanianambassadors.al, e-mail: [email protected] in order to enhance cooperation with counterpart organizations, to provide assistance to institutions and to raise the awareness of the national and international public on its activity.