Madagascar's president unexpectedly drops in

  • 1998-09-24
VILNIUS (BNS) - Madagascar caught theLithuanian Foreign Ministry and diplomatic protocol service off guard when its Paris embassy announced a visit of the Madagascar president to Vilnius.According to an official note from the Madagascar Embassy in Paris, the African country's President Didier Ratsiraka should be expected in Vilnius "on an official working" visit on Sept. 16.The note written on Sept. 12, reached the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry in the evening of Sept. 15. Lithuania had heard nothing about the upcoming visit before then. Diplomats of the ministry's Asia, Africa and Oceania Dep...
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