Rexhep Meidani "is the former president of the Rupublic of Albania (1997-2002). After entering politics in the 1990s, he also became involved in civil society, serving as Chairman of the Board of the Albanian Center for Human Rights (1994-1996). In 1996, he joined the Socialist Party and was elected Secretary General, where he served until 1997. During his term, he played a crucial role in supporting Albania’s nascent democratic institutions and facilitating its economic revival. He was also central to the adoption and implementation of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, designed to foster peace, democracy, and economic development in the Balkans." 
Resources and articles
- Delegates, Congress of Democrats from the Islamic World, accessed August 20, 2007.