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Former Albanian President Bujar Nishani dies at 55

He was receiving treatment at German hospital for lung infection, other health problems for a few weeks

Tatjon Cuka and Dzihat Aliju   | 28.05.2022
Former Albanian President Bujar Nishani dies at 55

Albania

TIRANA, Albania

Former Albanian President Bujar Nishani died on Saturday at age 55, the incumbent president announced.

Nishani had been receiving treatment for a lung infection and other health problems at a hospital in Germany for a few weeks.

"President Nishani will always be remembered as a personality with the rare values of a leader with integrity and vision," Albanian President Ilir Meta said on Twitter.

Born in Durres, Albania on Sept. 29, 1966, Nishani graduated from the Skanderbeg Military Academy and earned a law degree from Tirana University.

He was Albania's president from 2012 to 2017 and served as the interior and justice minister before that.

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