Ilir Meta

Albanian diplomat and politician

Ilir Meta (Albanian pronunciation: [iliɾ mɛta]; born 24 March 1969) is an Albanian diplomat and politician. He has served as President of Albania since 24 July 2017.[1] Previously he served as Prime Minister from 1999 to 2002 and as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2002 to 2003 and again from 2009 to 2010. He was Chairman of the Parliament of Albania from 2013 to 2017.[2]

Ilir Meta
Albanian Speaker Ilir Meta and Arben Cici (Ambassador of Albania to Denmark), in a meeting with OSCE PA staff in Copenhagen, 2 April 2014 (cropped).jpg
8th President of Albania
Assumed office
24 July 2017
Prime MinisterEdi Rama
Preceded byBujar Nishani
31st Prime Minister of Albania
In office
29 October 1999 – 29 January 2002
PresidentRexhep Meidani
Preceded byPandeli Majko
Succeeded byPandeli Majko
41st Speaker of Parliament
In office
10 September 2013 – 24 July 2017
Preceded byJozefina Topalli
Succeeded byValentina Leskaj (Acting)
47th Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
17 September 2009 – 17 September 2010
Prime MinisterSali Berisha
Preceded byLulzim Basha
Succeeded byEdmond Haxhinasto
In office
31 July 2002 – 18 July 2003
Prime MinisterFatos Nano
Preceded byArta Dade
Succeeded byLuan Hajdaraga (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1969-03-24) 24 March 1969 (age 51)
Skrapar, Albania
Political partySocialist Party (1990–2004)
Socialist Movement for Integration (2004–2017)
Independent (2017–present)
Spouse(s)Monika Kryemadhi


  1. "Ilir Meta zgjidhet president i Shqipërisë". (in Albanian). 28 April 2017.
  2. Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Albania