Viewing cable 05VILNIUS1266
Title: LITHUANIA INTERESTED IN USG-RUSSIA DIALOG

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05VILNIUS12662005-12-02 08:21:00 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 001266 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR EUR/NB AND EUR/RUS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/01/2014 
TAGS: PREL PGOV RS LH
SUBJECT: LITHUANIA INTERESTED IN USG-RUSSIA DIALOG 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 214783 
 
     ¶B. VILNIUS 1243 
     ¶C. NAVRATIL-KRAMER E-MAIL 11/30/05 
 
Classified By: Pol/Econ Officer Gregory L. Bernsteen for reasons 1.4(b) 
 and (d) 
 
¶1. (C) We conveyed ref A points regarding the December 2 
USG-GOR bilateral to Arunas Vinciunas, head of the MFA's 
Russia Division, December 1.  Vinciunas agreed that 
additional dialogue and confidence-building would be useful. 
He was particularly interested in learning whether the USG 
expected to take up issues regarding Russia's relationship 
with the Baltics.  Drawing on talking points (refs A and C), 
we previewed possible areas of discussion, focusing on areas 
of greatest relevance to Lithuania such as Kaliningrad 
transit and the Mazeikiu Nafta oil refinery.  Vinciunas was 
visibly relieved to hear that the discussion will not in any 
way constitute a reduction in USG support for the Baltics. 
The GOL also looks forward to DAS Kramer's December 4 readout 
in Vilnius for Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia on the 
bilateral meeting with the GOR. 
 
¶2. (C) Vinciunas provided a brief readout of MFA 
Undersecretary Albinas Januska's meeting with Deputy FM 
Vladimir Titov in Moscow November 28 (ref B).  He 
characterized the meeting as "surprisingly positive," saying 
that the Russians were cordial and did not "push back" on any 
agenda items.  Vinciunas said that the GOR did not pressure 
the GOL to accept any specific bidder for Mazeikiu Nafta, and 
agreed that the Kaliningrad transit program is running 
smoothly. 
KELLY