|Member of the Albanian parliament|
Assumed office |
1991 (except 1996)
|Minister of Defense|
17 September 2009 – 15 September 2013
|Preceded by||Gazmend Oketa|
|Succeeded by||Mimi Kodheli|
Arben Fahri Imami|
21 January 1958
Tirana, People's Republic of Albania (now Albania)
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Academy of Arts of Tirana|
Arben Fahri Imami (born 21 January 1958) is an Albanian politician. He served as the minister of defense between 2009 and 2013.
Imami was born in Tirana, and attended the High Institute of Arts of Tirana between 1977 and 1981. Later he was a professor at the Academy of Arts of Tirana. He is one of the founders of the Democratic Party of Albania in 1990, and has been elected a Member of Parliament in five legislatures.
Political posts Imami has held include minister of legislative reform and parliament relations from 1997 to 1999, minister of justice from 2000 to 2001, minister of local government and decentralization from 2000 to February 2002, and from 2005 to 2009 he was the chief of cabinet of the prime minister.
He has acted in two films, Face to Face (1979) and Në çdo stinë (1980).
- Nicholas de Larrinaga (16 September 2013). "New Albanian defence minister appointed". IHS Jane's Defence Weekly. London. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
- "The GLS Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 2 - Class of 2000" (PDF). Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. 2006. Retrieved 16 November 2009.
- Arben Imami at the Internet Movie Database