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Amb. Adia Sakiqi

Ambassador Adia Sakiqi, a distinguished diplomat from Albania, was born in 1977 in Tirana. 

She took up her post as the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to the Federal Republic of Germany in September 2023. Before this appointment, she dedicated nearly a decade of her career as the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, from September 2014 until July 2023. Concurrently, she served as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Albania to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, where she was also a member of the Executive Council from May 2022 to July 2023.

In addition to these roles, Ambassador Sakiqi represented Albania at the International Criminal Court and the Permanent Court of Arbitration's Administrative Council, as well as the Hague Conference in International Private Law, where she led the Albanian delegation on General Affairs and Policy from March 2015 to March 2023. Her leadership and diplomatic skills were further recognized when she was appointed Dean of the Diplomatic Corps of the Netherlands from October 2022 to July 2023 and Chair of the Working Group on Strategy of The Hague Conference of International Private Law from November 2022 to March 2023.

Her extensive career includes the Vice Chair position of the EEG for the Conference of State Parties of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and her tenure as Chair of Women Ambassadors to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Before her diplomacy roles, Ambassador Sakiqi was a professional freelance simultaneous interpreter for various prestigious international organizations, such as NATO and the European Commission, from 1999 to 2014. Her experience also spans the consultancy field, where she was an associate at G-Consultancy and in project coordination for Vluchtelingenwerk Vlaanderen in Brussels.

Ambassador Sakiqi's academic achievements include two master's degrees, one in European Politics and Policies and another in Philosophy, both from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, where she graduated cum laude. In addition to being a native Albanian, she possesses full professional proficiency in English and Dutch, working knowledge of French and Italian, and proficiency in German.

Her contribution to intellectual and cultural discourse includes translating 'Made in Albania' into Dutch and writing an article for the philosophy journal "Filosofie Tijdschrift." Ambassador Sakiqi's multifaceted career reflects her dedication to promoting Albania's interests and active engagement in international law and diplomacy.

Married with one child.



Diplomatic relations between Germany and Albania were first officially established in 1986. Since Albania launched its democratization process in 1991, relations between the two have steadily improved further. German-Albanian relations are close and characterized by a spirit of partnership. Albania is a partner country of German development cooperation.

It is in Germany’s interest to help promote stability, democracy and the rule of law in Albania and across the region by supporting the country’s transformation process. Albania’s Stabilization and Association Agreement with the European Union, which was signed in 2006, gives the country a reliable European perspective. Germany supported Albania’s accession to NATO, which took place in 2009 at the NATO summit in Strasbourg and Kehl.

In December 2010, the visa liberalization regime for travel to the Schengen Area took effect. This enables Albanian nationals in possession of a biometric passport to travel to the Schengen Area and stay there for up to three months without a visa being required this has ensured that relations between the two continue to improve.

The granting of EU candidate status to Albania in June 2014, was a move supported by Germany, which means that the country has taken a major step forward towards the goal of EU accession, which is firmly pursued by all the relevant political forces in Albania.

Germany is the sixth largest investor in Albania with annual direct investment in the lower double-digit million range.