C O N F I D E N T I A L VILNIUS 000132
STATE FOREUR/NB, IO/UNP BHARRIS, AND WHA/PPC
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/08/2015
TAGS: PREL GT VE LH UN UNSC
SUBJECT: (C) GOL WILL SUPPORT GUATEMALA FOR UNSC SEAT
REF: SECSTATE 20173
Classified By: Political/Economic Officer Alexander Titolo for reasons
1.4 (b) and (d).
(C) The Ambassador delivered reftel points on Guatemala's bid
for a non-permanent UNSC seat to MFA Undersecretary Albinas
Januska on the margins of Januska's February 8 meeting with
EUR PDAS Kurt Volker (septel). Januska was receptive to our
message that Guatemala, not Venezuela, deserves a seat on the
Council and said the GOL would have "no problem" supporting
Guatemala. We fully expect the GOL to do just that when the
issue comes to a vote.