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.
— Fatos Nano

Russia is a part of European culture. Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy.
— Vladimir Putin

Commitment and co-operation to overcome barriers and difficulties, and determination to achieve the standards of the EU as well as NATO membership, are and have always been the principal target.
— Alfred Moisiu

NATO believes it can pick on a small nation and force us to surrender our independence. And that is where NATO miscalculated. You are not willing to sacrifice lives to achieve our surrender. But we are willing to die to defend our rights as an independent sovereign nation.
— Slobodan Milosevic

The alliance should agree... to an effective NATO role against the new threats presented by international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
— Jose Maria Aznar