Viewing cable 06VILNIUS120
Title: GOL WON'T LINK TURKEY/CYPRUS AGENDA AND CUSTOMS

IdentifierCreatedReleasedClassificationOrigin
06VILNIUS1202006-02-07 11:30:00 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 EUR/SE 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/06/2016 
TAGS: PREL CY TU LH EUN
SUBJECT: GOL WON'T LINK TURKEY/CYPRUS AGENDA AND CUSTOMS 
OBLIGATIONS 
 
REF: STATE 16987 
 
Classified By: Pol/Econ Officer Christian Yarnell 
for Reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
 (C) We delivered reftel points regarding a way forward on 
Turkey/Cyprus to Gediminas Vilkas, responsible for Turkey 
issues within the MFA's EU Department, February 6.  Vilkas 
commented that Turkey/Cyprus questions lie only on the 
fringes of the Lithuanian foreign policy agenda and that the 
GOL will not substantively contribute to debate on this 
matter within the EU.  Vilkas said that Lithuania stands 
behind the EU's December declaration calling for Turkey's 
"full, non-discriminatory implementation of the Additional 
Protocol, and the removal of all obstacles to the free 
movement of goods, including restrictions on means of 
transport" to all EU member states.  Lithuania, he noted, 
hoped to avoid linking Turkey's obligations under the EU 
Customs agreement and the broader goal of a Cyprus 
settlement.  We countered that the customs question, while of 
import within the EU, is nonetheless an integral part of the 
broader UN-led final settlement process. 
MULL