The Republic of Albania declares that the term "divorce" in the context
of the Convention has the same meaning as "marriage dissolution",
provided for in the Albanian law.
In accordance with the first paragraph of article 19 of the Convention, the Republic of Albania reserves the right to refuse to recognize a divorce or legal separation between two spouses who, at the time of the divorce or legal separation, were nationals of the Republic of Albania and of no other State, and a law other than that indicated by the Albanian legislation for rules of private international law was applied, unless the result reached is the same as that which would have been reached by applying the law indicated by those rules.
In accordance with article 21 of the Convention, the Republic of Albania reserves the right to refuse to recognize a legal separation when, at the time it was obtained, one of the spouses was an Albanian national or of a Contracting State whose law did not provide for legal separation.
In accordance with the second paragraph of article 24 of the Convention, the Republic of Albania declares it shall apply the provisions of the Convention on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations, done prior to its date of entry into force and reserves the right to not apply it if the application of provisions does not affect the property rights obtained by any person prior to the entry into force of the Convention.