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Title: IRAQ COALITION CHANGES: LITHUANIAN MNF-I AND NTM-I

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08VILNIUS7592008-09-12 11:44:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/12/2018 
TAGS: MOPS PREL IZ LH
SUBJECT: IRAQ COALITION CHANGES: LITHUANIAN MNF-I AND NTM-I 
PERSONNEL WILL REMAIN 
 
REF: STATE 96122 
 
Classified By: DCM Damian R. Leader for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
1.(C) Post discussed reftel points with National Security 
Advisor-equivalent Valteris Baliukonis, MoND Undersecretary 
Andrius Krivas, and MFA's Head of Strategic and Transatlantic 
Relations Division Jonas Grinevicius.  The Lithuanians 
appreciated the news and while some logistical and changeover 
questions remain, they expect that they will keep their 
personnel serving under multi-national (including NTM-I) 
commands in place until the end of 2008 or until they are no 
longer necessary.  Note: Lithuania's one platoon serving in 
Iraq departed at the end of July 2008. 
 
¶2. (C) In Post's opinion, letters from the President and the 
Iraqi Government to President Adamkus will be an appropriate 
way to acknowledge the Lithuanian contribution to the Iraq 
Coalition. 
CLOUD