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Title: GUANTANAMO REFUGEES: LITHUANIA FAVORABLY DISPOSED

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SUBJECT: GUANTANAMO REFUGEES: LITHUANIA FAVORABLY DISPOSED 
TO ACCEPT A FEW 
 
REF: A. VILNIUS 216 
     ¶B. STATE 37005 
     ¶C. STATE 36991 
 
Classified By: Charge Tom Kelly for reasons 1.4(b) and 1.4(d) 
 
¶1.  (U)  This is an action request.  See para five. 
 
¶2.  (C)  Following up on his conversation with the Ambassador 
(ref a), MFA Under Secretary Pavilionis told CDA April 3 that 
the GOL has made the political decision to accept a small 
number of detainees from the Guantanamo facility as requested 
in reftels b and c.  Before his government proceeds, 
Pavilionis requested more information from the USG.  To that 
end, he said, the GOL would welcome a team from Washington to 
visit Vilnius to discuss the issue in depth with a select 
group of high-level Lithuanian national security officials 
drawn from the Foreign Ministry, the President's staff, and 
other appropriate agencies. 
 
¶3.  (C)  Key issues of interest to the GOL include: 
 
-- What would be the GOL's obligations (in terms of financial 
support and security, for example) to any detainees accepted 
here? 
 
-- Where would the GOL be expected to house them?  A prison? 
A refugee center?  In society at large? 
 
-- What is the USG's public diplomacy strategy for such a 
transfer?  If the GOL accepts detainees, should it so state 
in the press? What, if anything, will the USG say about such 
a transfer? 
 
¶4.  (C)  As far as we are aware, Lithuania has no communities 
of any of the nationalities mentioned in reftels b and c, 
with the possible exception of a few Uzbeks.  We are trying 
to obtain information on whether and where Uzbeks are located 
in this country. 
 
¶5.  (C)  Action Request: We would appreciate a response by 
OOB April 11 to the GOL's request for a visit.  The 
Ambassador will meet the Prime Minister on April 11 and the 
Foreign Minister on April 13. 
KELLY