Viewing cable 04VILNIUS1577
Title: LITHUANIA SUPPORTS EU-IMIE COOPERATION ON IRAQ

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04VILNIUS15772004-12-30 12:10:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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C O N F I D E N T I A L VILNIUS 001577 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR DRL AND EUR/NB 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/29/2014 
TAGS: PROP PREL PHUM IZ LH
SUBJECT: LITHUANIA SUPPORTS EU-IMIE COOPERATION ON IRAQ 
ELECTIONS 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 274965 
 
     ¶B. VILNIUS 1520 
 
Classified By: POL/ECON OFFICER TREVOR BOYD 
FOR REASONS 1.4 (B) AND (D) 
 
(C) Charge delivered reftel points on supporting the 
International Mission for Iraq Elections (IMIE) to Ginutis 
Voveris, Director of MFA's Americas, Africa, Asia and Pacific 
Departments on December 30.  Noting the importance of the 
elections for the democratization and reconstruction of Iraq, 
Voveris said that the GOL will participate "one way or 
another" in an international observation mission, and 
reiterated that the GOL is strongly leaning toward 
contributing to an EU mission (reftel B).  Commending the 
GOL's participation in the recent IMIE conference in Ottawa, 
Charge highlighted widespread international support for the 
IMIE.  Pointing out that representatives of other EU members 
and the EU Commission attended the Ottawa meeting, he added 
that participation in the IMIE and an EU-organized effort 
were not necessarily mutually exclusive.    Voveris 
concurred, noting that the GOL would support collaboration 
between IMIE and the EU.   We will continue to interact with 
the GOL in the coming weeks to learn more about the nature of 
Lithuania's participation and its recommendations on how best 
to bring the EU and IMIE efforts together. 
KELLY