UNCLAS VILNIUS 000595
FOR IO/T:CWOOD AND DDELEHANTY
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ETRD AORC LH
SUBJECT: ACTION REQUEST: LITHUANIA OFFERS RECIPROCAL
SUPPORT FOR UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION ELECTION
REF: A. STATE 66814
Â¶B. VILNIUS 533
This is an action request. On July 18 we received a
diplomatic note in response to ref A diplomatic note, in
which the GOL proposed "an arrangement of reciprocal support"
at the Council of Administration elections at the UPU
Congress (July 23-August 12), whereby Lithuania would support
the U.S. candidacy in exchange for USG support for
Lithuania's candidacy to the same body. We have told the GOL
regarding this issue as well as the upcoming UNESCO elections
that the USG has a policy of judging each vote on its merits
and does not enter into arrangements of reciprocal support.
The note requests written confirmation, should we agree to
this proposal. Action request: Department please provide
guidance for a response.