Historically, Albania's foreign policy objectives have not been
far-reaching. Ideology has not been a driving force in determining
Albania's relations with the outside world. Rather, its main concern
has been to preserve its territorial integrity and independence.
The strategy pursued by Enver Hoxha was to rely on alliances with
communist states that could give Albania large amounts of foreign
aid and at the same support his regime. His successor, Alia, modified
this strategy by pursuing a more varied foreign policy, reaching
out to a number of Albania's neighbors.
Data as of April 1992