UNCLAS VILNIUS 000520
STATE FOR EUR/NB, G/TIP
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KCRM KWMN PGOV PHUM PREL LH
SUBJECT: 2006 TIP REPORT DELIVERED
REF: A. STATE 89306 B. STATE 85553
Â¶1. (SBU) We delivered Lithuania's 2006 Trafficking in
Persons (TIP) narrative and tier ranking to Lina Gubreviciute
of the MFA's Americas Section on June 5. Gubreviciute
thanked us for the courtesy copy and reiterated Lithuania's
commitment to combat trafficking in persons. She said that
Lithuania's Interior Ministry continues to improve both law
enforcement and victims' assistance efforts.
Â¶2. (U) The Embassy also issued a press release June 6
congratulating Lithuania for its effort to combat TIP.
Lithuanian news outlets reproduced much of the press
statement, as well as information reporting the results for
other countries of interest to Lithuania.
Â¶3. (SBU) We will meet Lithuania's TIP coordinator, Igoris
Bazylevas of the Interior Ministry's Public Safety
Department, when he returns from abroad during the week of
June 12 and report any further substantive reaction to the