Her Excellency Ms. Adia Sakiqi is the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Albania to the OPCW in The Hague.
Adia Sakiqi (b.1977) was born in Tirana, Albania. She read Philosophy and Political Science at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium and holds a Master’s Degree in Philosophy (2003) and in Public Administration – EU Policy (2004).
Adia Sakiqi started off her career as simultaneous court interpreter for ICTY (2002-2004), UN in The Hague, to later combine her communication career also with high level simultaneous interpretation assignments for European Commission, European Parliament and Council of Europe (2008-2012). Adia Sakiqi continued her career in communication and diplomacy at the Albanian Mission to EU in Brussels (2004-2008).
Later, she worked for civil society organization in the field of migration, in Flanders and Brussels and is a political and social activist (2008-2010). Adia Sakiqi was the G-Consultancy representative in Brussels (2010-2014) working as communication consultant on Western Balkans, EU Affairs, International Relations as well as political speech writer and public speaking consultant.
In September 2014, Ms. Adia Sakiqi joined the Albanian Foreign Service and is actually holding the position of the Ambassador of Albania to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Albania to the OPCW in The Hague.