German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, bows in front of the German flag during the welcoming ceremony with military honours for Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, center, in the Chancellory in Berlin on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005.
Instead of bowing in front of the German flag according to the international protocol Singapore’s Prime Minister kept on walking and left Chancellor Merkel behind. It was Merkel’s first welcoming ceremony with military honours for an international guest after being elected Chancellor.
Oh what mistake wouldn’t we make? (cough Nguyen Truong Van cough)