People didn't vote left or right in the election. They voted for putting an end to all the primitive political history.
That is why we wholeheartedly support the American-led effort to free the people of Iraq. And though we are a small country with a small military, we are proud to stand side by side with our allies in the fight to end the reign of terror in Baghdad.
To rebuild this country will take a long time but we have the mandate and the people support us.
Milosevic will never stop, because he is fighting for personal power in Serbia. The only way to stop him is cutting the functioning of his war machine. He is spending .7 million a day on his war machine in Kosovo.
Most of Albania considers this Government to be legitimate.
Thus, neither my government nor myself, personally, are without ideals and responsibilities.
Albania is at risk and we are living in difficult times.
Albania does not feel alone. It is part of the Partnership for Peace structures in NATO, and it will do what it can within that.
Albania, Macedonia and Greece have managed to create a good partnership in the south of the Continent and are making progress in blocking the spread of the conflict. But any spillover could destroy this European-oriented partnership and create problems for the European Union countries themselves.
Albanians are a nation of freedom fighters who know something about living under oppression.
Today in the era of globalization there is no such issue as borders between states of the same nation.
We have gone through everything as a nation - partition, dictatorship, and even anarchy.
If we follow the traditional way of thought, there will always be traditional enemies. Extremist circles from both sides will find causes to give rise to problems.
Organising free and fair elections is more important than the result itself.