Fatmir Mediu is the head of the Republican Party of Albania. He is a former Defense Minister and Minister for the Environment. He was a Member of the Albanian Parliament for four consecutive terms, and served at various times as Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Stability Pact and European Integration, and as a member of the Parliamentary Committees on Foreign Affairs, Security, and Legal Issues.
He has lectured at a number of prestigious international academic institutions on international politics, diplomacy and international security. He is also a member of Parliamentarians for Global Action (New York) and of the Executive Committee of the East-West Parliamentary Practice Project (Netherlands).