Skopje gaffe: Austrian chancellor welcomed with wrong flag

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was welcomed in Skopje on Friday with the Latvian flag on display.

Source: Tanjug
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Kurz (left) is seen next to the flag of Latvia (EPA-EFE)
Kurz (left) is seen next to the flag of Latvia (EPA-EFE)

At the official ceremony in front of the government of Macedonia, Kurz was welcomed with the flag of Latvia on display - instead of that of Austria, local media in Albanian and Macedonian are reporting.

The reports said the two flags' colors are "similar": "Red, with a white stripe across the middle." But on the Austrian one, the white stripe is "somewhat wider."

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