Viewing cable 07VILNIUS792
Title: LITHUANIA LIKELY TO SUPPORT U.S. CANDIDACY FOR

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07VILNIUS7922007-11-02 15:43:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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R 021543Z NOV 07
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INFO RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0114
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C O N F I D E N T I A L VILNIUS 000792 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
FOR IO/T:LLUFTIG; 
LONDON:EST-JWHITTLESEY; 
USCG:CG-52 AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/02/2017 
TAGS: AORC EWWT PHSA LH
SUBJECT: LITHUANIA LIKELY TO SUPPORT U.S. CANDIDACY FOR 
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION 
 
REF: SECSTATE 148540 
 
Classified By: DCM Damian Leader for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
¶1.  (C) On October 30 we met with Dr. Irena Skardziuviene, 
Head of the MFA's UN and Council of Europe Division and on 
October 31 we saw the Ministry of Transport's Director of the 
Water Transport Department, Juozas Darulis and Deputy, Livita 
Kretkovskiene to discuss reftel.  Skardziuviene said the MFA 
would have to consider the U.S. position in light of other 
countries with which Lithuania might have mutual agreements. 
However, she said that many countries have an interest in 
shipping but not all should be in category A.  In 
Skardziuviene's view, it is normal that the United States 
would be in this category. 
 
¶2.  (C) Darulis and Kretkovskiene stated they had no doubts 
that they would support the U.S. candidacy for category A, as 
they recognize the help the United States provides Lithuania 
and the world in the domain of shipping.  The MFA solicited 
the Water Transport Department for its position and Darulis 
and Kretkovskiene said they would respond to the MFA on 
Monday, November 5.  In addition, Darulis stated he would 
attend the IMO Assembly in London as a voting representative 
from Lithuania. 
CLOUD