Viewing cable 06VILNIUS707
Title: LITHUANIA: FINNISH PRESIDENCY OK TO INVITE

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06VILNIUS7072006-07-31 14:55:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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R 311455Z JUL 06 ZDK
FM AMEMBASSY VILNIUS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0435
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
C O N F I D E N T I A L VILNIUS 000707 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/30/2016 
TAGS: PGOV PHUM LH BU
SUBJECT: LITHUANIA:  FINNISH PRESIDENCY OK TO INVITE 
BURMESE FM TO ASEM 
 
REF: SECSTATE 124139 
 
Classified By: Pol/econ officer Traver Gudie for reasons 1.4 b,d 
 
(C) Lithuania will not engage the EU presidency to withdraw 
or downgrade the invitation to the Burmese Foreign Minister 
to attend the September 10-11 Asia Europe meeting in 
Helsinki.  We delivered reftel points urging Lithuania to do 
so to Head of the MFA's Common Foreign Policy Department 
Tomas Gulbinas on July 31.  Gulbinas did not reply 
immediately but responded several hours later to say that the 
Finnish Presidency had acted in line with the renewed Common 
Position on Burma.  He said that because no member state 
raised objections to the Common Position, the Finnish 
Presidency's invitation to the Burmese Minister would "not be 
included into the EU agenda at this particular moment." 
KELLY