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Thursday, July 8, 1999 Published at 22:17 GMT 23:17 UK


World: Europe

Albanian protest to Greece over deportations


A row appears to be developing between Albania and Greece over the deportation last week of more than three-thousand Albanian immigrants.

The Albanian foreign ministry denounced the violence it said had been used in the deportation and demanded an explanation.

The Albanian foreign minister, Paskal Milo, flies to Athens in a few hours to discuss the issue with his Greek counterpart.

Yeoryios Papandreou.

The Greek authorities said the deportations were part of an operation to stem the flow of illegal immigration.

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