Olta Xhaçka

MINISTER

Olta  Xhaçka

Mrs. Olta Xhaçka was born in Tirana on December 25, 1979.

Mrs. Xhaçka has finished her graduate studies with honors in Political Science and International Relations, as well as her postgraduate studies with a Master in Public Administration, at Clark University in Massachusetts, USA.

Prior to her political engagement, she was actively part of civil society, in the field of human rights and good governance, and worked as a lecturer in political science at University of New York Tirana.

Since 2009, Mrs. Xhaçka is member of Parliament as part of the Parliamentary Group,  Socialist Party.

In March 2017, she was appointed Minister of Social Welfare and Youth.

In September 2017, Mrs. Olta Xhacka was appointed Minister of Defense, a position she held until January 2021.

As a human rights activist, mainly in the field of gender equality, and as chairwoman of the Socialist Women’s Forum, Mrs. Xhaçka chaired the Parliamentary Subcommittee on Children Affairs, Gender Equality and Domestic Violence, and was a member of the Committee on Labor, Social Affairs and Health.

Mrs. Xhaçka is a member of the Chairmanship of the Socialist Party.

She is married and is the mother of two daughters.

 

Contact the Minister

E-mail: Ministri.MPJ@mfa.gov.al

Tel: +355 (0) 42364090 ext 112