UNCLAS STATE 116771
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER PREL PARM MARR MNUC KNNP LH US
SUBJECT: (U) AUTHORIZATION FOR AMBASSADOR ANNE DERSE TO
SIGN EXTENDED/AMENDED U.S.-LITHUANIA WMD AGREEMENT
Â¶1. (U) This is an action request; please see Paragraph 3.
Â¶2. (SBU) Based on blanket C175 authority granted by
then-Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Pickering
on November 22, 1997 to negotiate, conclude and amend
agreements concerning cooperation to prevent the
proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and promote
defense and military relations with certain Baltic, Central
and Eastern European states, the Departments of Energy,
Defense, and State have cleared the final texts of the
Protocol to Amend and Extend the Agreement between the
Government of the United States of America and the Government
of the Republic of Lithuania concerning Cooperation in the
Area of Prevention of Proliferation of Weapons of Mass
Destruction, and the Promotion of Defense and Military
Relations (the Protocol), as well as a related Agreed Minute.
DOE sent the texts of the Protocol and Agreed Minute,
approved for signature, via e-mail to Embassy Vilnius on
October 27th. Ambassador Derse is authorized to sign the
Protocol and Agreed Minute as soon as the Lithuanian
Government is prepared to sign. Any proposed changes to the
texts of the Protocol or Agreed Minute by the Lithuanian side
should be cleared in Washington prior to signature.
Â¶3. (SBU) Department requests that the Embassy schedule a
signing ceremony for the Protocol and related Agreed Minute,
and that Ambassador sign the Protocol and related Agreed
Minute, as soon as possible. If the Lithuanians propose
changes to the text, the Ambassador should report back to
Washington immediately. Following signature, Embassy should
scan and e-mail a pdf of the Protocol and related Agreed
Minute to Tom Malionek in L/T and send the original signed
and dated Protocol and related agreed minute to the
Department for the attention of Tom Malionek, L/T, room 5420.
POINT OF CONTACT
Â¶4. (U) The Department thanks Embassy Vilnius for their
assistance. Department point of contact for this request is
Tom Malionek (202-647-1336, MalionekTV@state.gov).