VILNIUSA recent burst of diplomatic activity has positioned Lithuania as a pivotal player in Eastern European affairs and is bound to heighten tensions with Russia. On March 16, Nino Burdzhanadze, chairwoman of the Republic of Georgia's Parliament, arrived in Vilnius, where she met with a long list of top Lithuanian officials, including President Rolandas Paksas.Meanwhile, in Brussels, Georgian Foreign Minister Irakly Menagarishvili met with NATO Secretary General George Robertson to discuss the Caucasus country's aspirations to join the trans-Atlantic security organization."The reason for ...
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