Viewing cable 05VILNIUS120
Title: LITHUANIA CONGRATULATES IRAQ ON SUCCESSFUL

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05VILNIUS1202005-02-03 10:57:00 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 000120 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR EUR/NB AND NEA 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/02/2014 
TAGS: PGOV PREL MOPS LH
SUBJECT: LITHUANIA CONGRATULATES IRAQ ON SUCCESSFUL 
ELECTIONS 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 17210 
 
     ¶B. SECSTATE 12757 
 
Classified By: POL/ECON OFFICER TREVOR BOYD 
FOR REASONS 1.4 (B) AND (D) 
 
¶1. (C) We delivered reftel A points regarding Iraq's 
elections to Kestutis Jankauskas, Director of the MFA's 
Security Policy Department on January 31.  The GOL did not 
release any statements before the elections (reftel B), but 
Jankauskas was preparing a post-election declaration for 
Foreign Minister Antanas Valionis to release.  He appreciated 
receiving reftel points.  Jankauskas said that the GOL would 
be active in helping draft the EU's statement on the Iraqi 
elections. 
 
¶2. (U) ForMin Valionis's February first public statement drew 
heavily on reftel points, applauding Iraq's free and fair 
parliamentary election, the first in generations. 
 
Begin text of MFA statement on Iraqi elections: 
 
Lithuania pays tribute to the Iraqi people who took an active 
part in the elections of the Transitional National Assembly 
and decisively expressed their will to restore full-fledged 
statehood. 
 
These elections are important steps, which will help to 
restore stability in the region and open the road for the 
peaceful and democratic development of Iraq. 
 
Lithuania stands for a clear political perspective * the 
transfer of power to the Iraqi people and the restoration of 
Iraqi statehood, based on the Constitution drafted and 
adopted by the Iraqis. 
 
Lithuania is ready to join the international community's 
efforts in establishing safety and stability Iraq, which is 
building its new future. 
 
End text of MFA statement on Iraqi elections. 
 
¶3. (C) Comment.  Lithuania is a consistent and active 
supporter of Coalition efforts in Iraq.  The GOL not only 
puts boots on the ground, with troops serving under Polish 
and Danish command, but is also in the vanguard politically, 
wasting no time to articulate support for the successful 
elections in Iraq. 
MULL