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Title: (U) AUTHORIZATION FOR AMBASSADOR ANNE DERSE TO

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09STATE1167712009-11-12 19:50:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Secretary of State
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TO AMEMBASSY VILNIUS IMMEDIATE 2879
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SUBJECT: (U) AUTHORIZATION FOR AMBASSADOR ANNE DERSE TO 
SIGN EXTENDED/AMENDED U.S.-LITHUANIA WMD AGREEMENT 
 
¶1. (U) This is an action request; please see Paragraph 3. 
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BACKGROUND 
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¶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. 
 
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ACTION REQUEST 
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¶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. 
 
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POINT OF CONTACT 
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¶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). 
CLINTON