Viewing cable 07VILNIUS234
Title: HAVANA AND MADRID PRESS LITHUANIA TO ESTABLISH

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07VILNIUS2342007-04-04 11:53:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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P 041153Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY VILNIUS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1144
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE
RUEHMD/AMEMBASSY MADRID 0035
RUEHUB/USINT HAVANA CU 0002
C O N F I D E N T I A L VILNIUS 000234 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/04/2017 
TAGS: PREL CU LH
SUBJECT: HAVANA AND MADRID PRESS LITHUANIA TO ESTABLISH 
TIES WITH CUBA 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 16843 
     ¶B. 06 VILNIUS 1114 
 
Classified By: Charge Tom Kelly for reasons 1.4(b) and 1.4(d) 
 
¶1.  (C)  Lithuania continues to receive pressure, both from 
within the European Union and from the Castro regime itself, 
to establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. 
 
¶2.  (C)  MFA Americas Division Director Jonas Paslauskas told 
CDA April 2 that Spain's AMB Fidel Lopez Alvarez demarched 
the GOL recently to inquire about why the GOL was out of step 
with the rest of the EU in establishing diplomatic relations 
with Cuba.  Paslauskas said that he fended off the inquiry by 
noting that the Lithuanians were comfortable being 
iconoclasts; after all, they were the last European nation to 
abandon paganism for Christianity in the 14th century.  He 
added that Cuba had sent its Helsinki-based Charge, Francisco 
Florentino, in early March to press the Lithuanians on the 
same issue. 
KELLY