Viewing cable 08VILNIUS100
Title: GAERC: LITHUANIA WILL PUSH ON OPENINGS TO GEORGIA,

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08VILNIUS1002008-02-15 12:58:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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SUBJECT: GAERC: LITHUANIA WILL PUSH ON OPENINGS TO GEORGIA, 
MOLDOVA 
 
REF: SECSTATE 15648 
 
Classified By: Ambassador John A. Cloud for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
¶1.  (C) We delivered reftel points to MFA Head of Common 
Foreign and Security Policy Division (EU Department) Egidijus 
Navikas February 15.  Navikas re-confirmed GOL's intent to 
issue a statement in support of Kosovo independence 
immediately after the EU and the United States.  Navikas said 
he thought Kosovo would declare independence imminently and 
that EU political directors would then start the process of 
drafting a statement of support so that it would be ready for 
the GAERC meeting. 
 
¶2.  (C) Navikas also relayed the GOL's other main goals for 
February's GAERC:  language in the concluding text about the 
possibility of an enhanced EU Neighborhood Policy regarding 
visa facilitation and free trade agreements with Georgia, EU 
involvement in conflict resolution in Georgia, and an updated 
EU-Moldova cooperation treaty.  Navikas said he strongly 
doubts the EU will agree to these three actions on February 
18, but the GOL hopes to get the process started by having 
language saying that the EU "will reflect" on them. 
 
¶3.  (C) Navikas said the GOL will probably do more "listening 
than speaking" on the other topics of GAERC, including the 
Middle East, Iran, Lebanon, Chad, Economic Partnership 
Agreements, and Burma, noting that these issues are not 
foreign policy priorities of the GOL at this time. 
 
CLOUD