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Title: T LETTER OF THANKS TO LITHUANIA MFA OFFICIAL

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SUBJECT: T LETTER OF THANKS TO LITHUANIA MFA OFFICIAL 
LESKEVICIUS FOR PSI 5TH ANNIVERSARY PRESENTATION 
 
REF: STATE 023570 
 
¶1.  SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:  Vytautas Leskevicius, Lithuanian 
MFA Director of the Transatlantic Cooperation and Security 
Policy Department, gave a presentation at the Senior-Level 
Meeting for all states endorsing the Proliferation Security 
Initiative (PSI), held May 28, 2008, in Washington, DC, on 
the occasion of the PSI's Fifth Anniversary.  Leskevicius' 
presentation covered improving regional cooperation and 
capacities, during the panel on ways to continue 
strengthening the PSI.  The PSI Senior-Level Meeting was 
attended by representatives of 85 countries, almost all of 
the 92 states that have endorsed the PSI. 
 
¶2.  ACTION REQUESTED:  Embassy is requested to deliver under 
appropriate cover the following letter from Acting Under 
Secretary John Rood to MFA Department Director Leskevicius, 
thanking him for his presentation at the PSI Fifth 
Anniversary Senior-Level Meeting.  The State Department does 
not plan to release the text of this letter but has no 
objection if the Government of Lithuania wishes to do so. 
There will be no signed original. 
 
¶3.  Begin text of letter: 
 
Dear Mr. Leskevicius: 
 
On behalf of the U.S. Government, I want to thank you for 
your presentation on improving regional cooperation and 
capacities, in the panel on ways to continue strengthening 
the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) at the May 28, 
2008 Senior-Level Meeting for PSI participants in Washington 
DC.  Your presentation made an important contribution to the 
panel and the meeting overall. 
 
I believe the PSI Fifth Anniversary Senior-Level Meeting was 
very successful in reaffirming the strong commitment of the 
PSI partner states to respond to the WMD proliferation 
challenge.  It also provided the participants from 85 
countries an opportunity to strengthen communication with one 
another.  We hope this event will result in expanded 
participation in PSI activities, particularly on a regional 
basis.  The United States recognizes that Lithuania plays a 
significant role in the PSI, and we greatly appreciate your 
Government's continued efforts and contributions to advancing 
the PSI goals. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
John C. Rood 
Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and 
International Security 
 
End text of letter. 
 
¶4.  POINTS OF CONTACT:  Washington points of contact on the 
PSI are Jane Purcell (e-mail: PurcelJa@state.gov, 
202-647-6186); and Carlos Guzman (e-mail: GuzmanCS@state.gov, 
202-647-6320).  Department appreciates Post's assistance. 
RICE