Gilbert Galanxhi, born in Tirana, Albania, on July 28, 1962, became Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to the United States of America on February 23rd, 2011.
Ambassador Galanxhi is a graduate of Tirana University, Faculty of History and Philology, in English Language and Literature. He graduated from the Swiss International Relations Institute of Geneva, Switzerland, in 1994; and from the Foreign Service Institute of the State Department, Washington DC, in 1995.
Ambassador Galanxhi joined the Foreign Service of Albania in 1994, holding the post of the Head of Press and Information Department, and Spokesman of the Foreign Affairs Ministry. In 1997 he was posted as Charge d’Affaires a.i. in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the Kosova crises of 1999, he worked for the UNHCR in Tirana as the Coordinator between the Albanian Government and the International Organizations present in Albania.
From 2000 to 2007, Galanxhi worked for the European Union (EU) Police Assistance Missions in Tirana, Albania, with the Training Unit, and lastly as the Chief of Cabinet. In November 2007, Galanxhi was posted in Vienna as the Albanian Ambassador to the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a post which he held until his recent transfer to Washington DC in December 2010.
Ambassador Galanxhi is married to Mrs. Etleva Galanxhi; and they have a daughter and a son: Xhiljola (20) and Xhesi (14).
Embassy of Albania in Washington D.C.
2100 S St., NW
Washington DC 20008
Phone: (202) 223-4942
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Last Edited on April 4, 2011