Edmond Panariti

Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Resources

Edmond Panariti

Z. Edmond Panariti was born in Tirana, on June 1, 1960 and is married to Ms. Narin Panariti and has two sons, Klajd and Bjorn Panariti.

Prof. Dr. Edmond Panariti studied veterinary medicine and graduated from the University of Agriculture in Tirana in 1984. He holds a PhD and the academic degree of Professor. He completed advanced post-graduate studies at the Federal Polytechnic School (ETH) of Zurich University, Switzerland (1989-1992). During the period between 1995 and 2005, he was won two Fulbright Research Grants at the Universities of Kentucky and Mississippi, in the United States. Further, Mr. Panarity conducted advanced post-graduate studies in the Veterinary University of Hanover, Germany.

Mr. Edmond Panariti has a long professional career with the Research Institute of the Veterinary Medicine Faculty. He used to work as project manager with the World Health Organization and is currently Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Tirana.

Mr. Panariti has been member of the Socialist Movement for Integration Chairmanship since 2004. He used to serve as the Chair of the National Steering Committee and Secretary for Agriculture and Environment.

In 2011, Prof. Panariti is elected as member of Tirana Municipal Council and, further, he is appointed Deputy Mayor of Tirana Municipality. In 2012, he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania and, in this context, held the seat of the President of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

Prof. Edmond Panariti is fluent in English, French, German and Italian.