Royals enjoy familiarity with Lithuania

  • 1998-09-10
  • By Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - Norwegian King Harald V says Lithuania is the country most similar to his homeland. He may have a point. Both countries have similar temperaments, similar population figures and borders with Russia.Norway gained the respect of Lithuanians when then Lithuanian Prime Minister Kazimiera Prunskiene was met with a red carpet and a military parade in the Oslo airport soon after Lithuanian independence was regained in 1990. Therefore, it's not surprising that scores of Lithuanians filled the streets in Klaipeda and Kaunas to see the Norwegian royal couple during the Lithuanian portion of...
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