Viewing cable 07VILNIUS848
Title: LITHUANIAN WILL FOLLOW THE EU FLOW ON BURMA

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07VILNIUS8482007-11-21 15:29:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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SUBJECT: LITHUANIAN WILL FOLLOW THE EU FLOW ON BURMA 
 
REF: SECSTATE 155019 
 
Classified By: DCM Damian Leader for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
(C)  On November 16 we met with Diana Mickeviciene, Head of 
the MFA's Asia and Pacific Division to discuss reftel.  In 
spite of our request to Mickeviciene to urge her EU 
counterparts to support financial sanctions for Burma, she 
told us that the GOL will not take a strong stance and will 
work within the EU's consensus-based system.  Mickeviciene 
said that the EU's Asia Working Group has regularly discussed 
sanctions since mid-September.  However, the EU only 
completed the details of its October 15th Burma sanctions the 
week of November 5th.  Mickeviciene described reluctance in 
the Asia Working Group to consider further measures against 
Burma during Gambari's mission.  In addition, Mickeviciene 
said that some member states arguing for financial sanctions 
were countered by others who stated these would be 
ineffective without actively engaging Singaporean banks. 
Nonetheless, Mickeviciene predicts that within a few weeks 
the EU will discuss further actions against the Burmese 
regime and thanked us for the OFAC overview of U.S. sanctions 
against Burma. 
 
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