Viewing cable 06VILNIUS284
Title: GOL TO FOCUS ON BELARUS DURING MARCH 20 FOREIGN

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06VILNIUS2842006-03-17 15:38:00 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 000284 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT TO EUR/NB, EUR/UMB 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/16/2016 
TAGS: PREL ECON ETRD LH BL
SUBJECT: GOL TO FOCUS ON BELARUS DURING MARCH 20 FOREIGN 
MINISTERS MEETING (GAERC) 
 
REF: A. STATE 39905 B. VILNIUS 278 
 
Classified By: Pol/Econ Traver Gudie for reasons 1.4(b/d) 
 
¶1. (C) We delivered points in reftel A to Tomas Gulbinas, 
head of the MFA's Common Foreign and Security Policy 
Division, March 16.  Gulbinas, who is traveling with the 
Foreign Minister to the meeting, said that he would consider 
our points before the Minister's pre-brief March 17, but that 
he did not expect Lithuania to intervene on any issue besides 
Belarus.  He added that, although Belarus is not formally on 
the agenda, the Austrian presidency has agreed to discuss it 
the morning of March 20, with an eye towards a common EU 
statement during the European Council meeting March 23 (ref 
B). 
 
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Iran 
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¶2. (C) Although Lithuania does not intend to intervene on 
Iran, Gulbinas said that the GOL is waiting to see what 
action the UNSC will take, and agreed that the EU must 
discuss how to best use its leverage with over Iran. 
 
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Balkans 
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¶3. (C) Gulbinas commented that he did not expect the 
ministers to discuss the Balkans at all, as they recently 
covered Balkan issues during the informal ministerial in 
Salzburg March 11. 
 
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Sudan 
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¶4. (C) Gulbinas said that he had information that Sudan would 
be dropped from the formal agenda. 
MULL