Viewing cable 05VILNIUS837
Title: GOL: ISAF MANDATE ADEQUATE, AS IS; CONCERNS ABOUT

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05VILNIUS8372005-08-11 08:00:00 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 000837 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR EUR/NB 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/09/2015 
TAGS: MARR PREL AF LH
SUBJECT: GOL: ISAF MANDATE ADEQUATE, AS IS; CONCERNS ABOUT 
COUNTER NARCOTICS MISSION 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 146276 
 
     ¶B. VILNIUS 350 
 
Classified By: Political/Economic Officer Alexander Titolo for reasons 
1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
¶1.  (C) We delivered Ref A points on ISAF's mandate to 
Vytautas Leskevicius, Head of the MFA's NATO Division, on 
August 10.  Leskevicius said that the GOL agrees with the USG 
position that the current UN mandate is sufficiently broad to 
allow ISAF to support Afghan security forces in responding to 
key threats.  Leskevicius said the GOL sees no obstacles to 
the planned integration of NATO and Coalition forces under 
the mandate as currently written. 
 
¶2.  (C) Leskevicius took the opportunity to reiterate the 
GOL's concern that its Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) 
in Ghowr Province not become involved in counter narcotics 
operations (Ref B).  Leskevicius told us that the GOL is 
worried that involvement in counter narcotics activities 
could heighten the threat to Lithuanian personnel.  He said 
that Lithuania "will seek to have this national caveat 
included" in NATO's revised operations plan for ISAF which 
will be under discussion this fall. 
Mull