Brief history

Diplomatic relations were established on December 15th/28th, 1913, at Legation level, one year after Albania proclaimed its independence. After 1939, during the Italian occupation, Bucharest and Tirana held consulates. On March 17th, the diplomatic relations were reestablished at Legation level, and on June 30th they have been raised up to Embassy level.

Ilir Tepelenea, the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to Bucharest has presented the credentials on January 29th, 2015, and Mircea Perpelea, the Ambassador of Romania to Tirana, has presented the credentials on October 20th, 2016.

Bilateral diplomatic relations centennial was marked by letters exchange at the level of foreign minister (press release) and a series of events[1], including the inauguration, on December 7th, 2013, of the Honorary Consulate of Romania to Korce, at which the Albanian minister for foreign relations, Ditmir Bushati, has participated.

Since July 2014, the Republic of Albania has a Honorary Consulate in Constanta has ended, Honorary Consul being Omer Susli.

On June 30th, 2008, on the margins of the visit to Tirana of the Romanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, the "Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in the field of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration between the Romanian and Albanian ministries for Foreign Affairs" has been signed, and on July 8th, 2010, on the margins of the visit to Tirana of the President of Romania the "Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in the field of Communication and Information Society" and the "Cooperation Protocol between the National Company "Maritime Ports Administration" from Constanta and Durres Port Authority" have been signed.

[1] Scientific symposium „Romanian – Albanian Cultural and Historical relations” (Korce, 26th-27th of March 2013), Albanian and Romanian classical music concert held by Albanian artists who graduated from the National Music University of Bucharest (National Theater of Tirana, 18th of October 2013); the launch of the exhibition ”Albanian Books in Romania: 1844–1913”, (Albanian National Library, 9th of December 2013); an anniverssary event at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Romania followed by the launch of an exhibition of diplomatic documents.

Reception to mark the end of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union


On July 22, 2019, at the Rogner Hotel in Tirana, following the presentation of the results of the Presidency of Romania at the…

Presenting the results of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union


On July 12, 2019, at the House of Europe in Tirana, the Embassy of Romania, with the support of the European Union Delegation,…

Adoption by the General Affairs Council, under the mandate of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, of Conclusions on the Enlargement and the Stabilisation and Association Process


During the last meeting of the General Affairs Council under the mandate of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, chaired by…