UNCLAS VILNIUS 000693
STATE FOR EUR/NB, EUR/RPM, AND PM/PPA
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS PREL PARM LH
SUBJECT: LITHUANIA GRATEFUL FOR COALITION SOLIDARITY FUND
REF: SECSTATE 120737 (NOTAL)
Â¶1. The Ambassador informed GOL officials on June 30 of the
decision to allocate USD 8 million in Coalition Solidarity
Funds to Lithuania. In separate conversations, the
Ambassador spoke with Minister of Defense Gediminas Kirkilas,
Director of the MFA's America, Africa, Asia and Oceania
Department Jonas Paslauskas, and Director of the MFA's
Security Policy Department Kestutis Jankauskas. All three
expressed great appreciation for this additional USG support.
Kirkilas said that he does not expect the GOL will alter the
proposed uses of the funding.
Â¶2. We will follow up with meetings at the working level to
gather details on the GOL's specific plans to utilize these
funds, and will report septel.