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Bujar Dida

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President  Bamir Topi
Children  1
Spouse(s)  Reko Dida
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Born  May 7, 1961 (age 55) Kukës, Albania (1961-05-07)
Alma mater  University of Tirana Tohoku University
Education  Tohoku University, University of Tirana

Bujar Dida (born May 7, 1961) is an Albanian chemistry Ph.D and D.Sc and the first Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to Japan. He was nominated as Ambassador on December 12, 2007 by President Bamir Topi.


Early life and education

Dida was born in Kukës, Albania.

He holds two academic degrees; "Doctor of Science" from the University of Tirana (1994) and "Doctor of Philosophy" from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan (1999). He conducted post graduate studies in Japan with scholarship "Monbukagakusho" (1995-1999) Japan.

Professional career

He has been the director of the project "Education Reform" - World Bank (2000-2004), Director General of Superphosphates Plant in Laç (1990-1993), Albania and lecturer for Chemical Reactors, Physical Chemistry and General and Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Tirana and the Polytechnic University of Tirana, where he still continues the main direction of his career.

Diplomatic career

Dida began his diplomatic career as the first Honorary Consul General of Japan in Albania for a 9-year period (2000-2009)

Dida was the first Albanian ambassador to Japan, since the establishment of diplomatic relations between two countries. Dida was nominated in December 2007 and ended his duty on March 2015. The post of an Ambassador to Japan was vacant and was only instated for the first time after a 87-year period since the time of recognition of Albania from Japan (April 1922) and 28 years after reactivation the relations (March 1981) with Japan.

During his term he was acquainted with several Japanese high officials such as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan Bunmei Ibuki, Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida etc..

Activities in Japan

In the period of service as ambassador to Japan, he and his wife, Reko Dida held many activities to organize high-level visits, the following are some of the activities and events that Dida attended/organized:

  • Promoted further the cooperation with Japan through JICA for specific projects and training of human resources.
  • Worked closely with Japan Foundation for cultural exchanges and the development of curriculum teaching Japanese language in Albania.
  • Collaborated with JATA for the development and presentation of Albanian tourism.
  • Wrote many articles in the Japan Times and other media.
  • Attended the reception of A-bombed stones from the Stone for Peace Association of Hiroshima.
  • Was invited to several universities and academia to present Albania and its development and promote further the granting of scholarships for students and Albanian inter-university cooperation.
  • Attended the Third Black-sea Conference.
  • Attended the Fukushima Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety, following the events of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
  • References

    Bujar Dida Wikipedia

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