During 2019 and 2020, the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta had the opportunity to meet on several occasions with the the Bektashi World Leader His Grace Haxhi Dede Edmond Brahimaj, which has its world headquarters in Tirana and has more than 7 million faithful worldwide. The Bektashi Order is an integral part of Albanian history and since the first year of mission the relations between the two Orders have been cordial and repeated.
On 11 February, Ambassador Palumbo was received in an official meeting by the Bektashi World Leader His Grace Haxhi Dede Edmond Brahimaj.
His Grace acquainted the Ambassador with the spiritual journey of the Bektashis from 1930, when the World Center was established in Tirana until today. The Ambassador was also informed about the countless sacrifices of Bektashi clerics, their contribution for freedom and independence as well as the wisdom to approach the creator with devotion.
Bektashi World Leader His Grace Haxhi Dede Edmond Brahimaj, acquainted the Ambassador with the current challenges of the Bektashi Holy See, both in the context of religious harmony in the Balkans, and the challenges of freedom of religion and belief.
On his part, Ambassador Palumbo thanked His Grace for the warm reception and said that it was a special pleasure to visit such facilities that inspire only peace. He said, among other things, that relations between Malta and the Bektashi World Center would always be fraternal, for the sake of peace and religious freedom.