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Title: GAERC: LITHUANIA WANTS TO BRING UKRAINE INTO

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08VILNIUS5702008-07-18 12:57:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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SUBJECT: GAERC: LITHUANIA WANTS TO BRING UKRAINE INTO 
EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE 
 
REF: STATE 76596 
 
Classified By: Ambassador John A. Cloud for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
¶1. (C) On July 17, MFA Common Foreign and Security Policy 
Head Egidijus Navikas discussed July GAERC points with Post, 
stressing that Ukraine is front and center on the agenda for 
the Lithuanians.  They will lobby for consensus on a title to 
a future EU-Ukraine agreement (the Lithuanians want 'Enhanced 
Agreement'), the need to assign a "European Perspective" to 
Ukraine, and a call for EU-Ukraine visa facilitation dialogue 
to begin.  Navikas said it is unlikely the EU will agree on 
all three goals at the GAERC but he said the Lithuanians will 
continue to lobby for them through the fall. 
 
¶2. (C) Navikas confirmed that Lithuania expects UNSCR 1803 to 
be adopted as a Common Position at the July GAERC, allowing 
the Lithuanians to prohibit dealings with the named entities 
in national legislation.  He said Lithuania is very 
supportive of EU sanctions against Zimbabwe and an increased 
EU role in resolving Sudan/Chad civil conflicts.  Lithuania 
fully supports the Transitional Federal Charter in Somalia. 
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