Viewing cable 07VILNIUS194
Title: LITHUANIA ON ZIMBABWE

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07VILNIUS1942007-03-20 14:56:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Vilnius
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R 201456Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY VILNIUS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1100
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE
UNCLAS VILNIUS 000194 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR AF/S STEVE HILL, DRL/MLGA JULIETA NOYES, IO/RHS 
DOUG ROHN 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL PHUM LH
SUBJECT: LITHUANIA ON ZIMBABWE 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 34009 
 
     ¶B. SECSTATE 33357 
 
We delivered reftel points to Irena Vedrickaite, Head of the 
MFA's Africa and Middle East Division, and Jurga Kasputiene, 
First Secretary of the MFA's Human Rights and NGO Division, 
on March 19.  Vedrickaite agreed that the international 
community's public statements condemning recent actions by 
the government in Zimbabwe are useful.  She said, however, 
that the GOL had no observers of its own in Zimbabwe and she 
"could not imagine" the GOL making its own statement.  When 
pressed, she added that as an EU member state, Lithuania was 
a party to the EU's statements, but that she would raise the 
issue with her colleagues at MFA.  Kasputiene said that she 
thought it was unlikely the UNHRC would raise the issue of 
Zimbabwe because the current session is focused on 
administrative procedures.  She added, however, that the 
United Kingdom is the country most likely to introduce a 
Zimbabwe resolution and, if such a resolution were raised, 
the GOL would support it. 
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