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Curriculum Vitae of

Mr. Petro Koçi

Deputy Minister of Defence of Albania

Chairman of the SEDM Coordination Commitee  (SEDM-CC) and Politico-Military Steering Commitee (PMSC)

Petro Koçi was born in Vlora, Albania, on 15th February 1961, in a family with patriotic traditions.



He attended the elementary and secondary education in the city of Fier. After this, he won the competition to attend the High School of Foreign Languages “Asim Vokshi” in Tirana and subsequently the Faculty of History-Philology, University of Tirana.


Political career

  • 1992 - 1996    Member of the City Council of Fier;
  • 1996 - 1997    Member of the District Council of Fier;
  • 1997 - 2009    Member of the Parliament of the Republic of Albania throughout 3 legislatures (1997-2001, 2001-2005, 2005-2009). During this period he has been part of the Security Committee (2005-2008) and Foreign Policy Committee;
  • 1998 - 1999    Minister of Interior;
  • 2001- 2005     Chairperson of the Permanent Delegation of the Assembly of Albania to the Council of Europe;
  • 2005 - 2008    Vice President of the Security Committee in the Parliament of Albania;
  • 2009  - today  Leader of PSV91 Party;
  • 2014  - today  Deputy Minister of Defence   
  • 2018  - today  Member of the Secretariat of Socialist Party


Career outside politics

Published two books in journalism: “Freedom is a naught” and “Citizen like you!”
November 2012, conferred the title “Doctor Honoris Causa in International Diplomacy” by the Academy of Universal Global Peace;



Albanian (mother tongue), English, Italian, knowledge of German.