Old embassy debt matter of contention in Baltics

  • 2003-07-24
  • Baltic News Service
RIGA/VILNIUS - An old Soviet-era debt between Lithuania and Latvia has resurfaced again, with Latvia officials calling the $1.5 million debt accumulated by Lithuanian diplomats working in exile in Washington, D.C., a "matter of honor."According to the Lithuanian daily Kauno Diena, Vilnius was officially reticent about the debt for years but in recent months it has become an issue between the countries again.Plans to pay the debt to Latvia in the first quarter of 2003 remained on paper only, the newspaper reported.Violeta Motulaite, director of the Foreign Ministry's information and culture ...
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