Viewing cable 05VILNIUS175
Title: LITHUANIA TO HOST MARCH EU MEETING ON BELARUS

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05VILNIUS1752005-02-24 06:04:00 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 000175 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR EUR/NB AND EUR/UMB 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/23/2014 
TAGS: PREL PGOV LH
SUBJECT: LITHUANIA TO HOST MARCH EU MEETING ON BELARUS 
 
Classified By: POL/ECON OFFICER TREVOR BOYD 
FOR REASONS 1.4 (B) AND (D) 
 
¶1. (U) Mindaugas Kacerauskas, head of MFA's Belarus, Ukraine 
and Moldova Division told us February 22 that Lithuania will 
host the March 17-18 EU Commission meeting on Belarus.  The 
event sponsors, Lithuania's MFA and the EU Commission's 
Directorate of External Relations, plan to bring together 
governmental and non-governmental representatives from the 
EU, Canada, and the United States to discuss developing 
democracy and coordinating assistance in Belarus. 
 
¶2. (C) Comment: MFA officials criticize what they 
characterize as the EU's preference for humanitarian and 
social assistance projects.  Lithuania will use the meeting 
to focus international efforts on its preferred path to 
change in Belarus -- the unabashed promotion of democracy. 
Mull