UNCLAS VILNIUS 001155
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E.O. 12958: N/A
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SUBJECT: LITHUANIA CONGRATULATES IRAQ FOR CONSTITUTION
Â¶1. The GOL, October 27, issued a press release congratulating
the Iraqi people on the adoption of their new constitution.
Text of statement follows.
Â¶2. Begin text.
CONGRATULATIONS ON IRAQI CONSTITUTION ADOPTION BY REFERENDUM.
Lithuania congratulates Iraqi people on adoption of the first
Constitution of new (sic) Iraq.
This referendum was a test paper of the solidarity of the
entire Iraqi nation and we are glad that all the differences
were overcome for the peaceful future of Iraq. We believe
that the approval of the Constitution will be a new impetus
of Iraqis to work together in order to build a new
prosperous, democratic state of Iraq.
Â¶3. Comment: The MFA statement is just the latest sign of the
GOL's active leadership and support of freedom and democracy