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Title: LITHUANIA SEEKS CIVILIAN EXPERTS FOR GHOR PRT

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09VILNIUS3972009-07-22 12:33:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/22/2019 
TAGS: NATO PREL MOPS MARR AF LH
SUBJECT: LITHUANIA SEEKS CIVILIAN EXPERTS FOR GHOR PRT 
 
REF: STATE 74362 
 
Classified By: Charge d'Affaires Damian R. Leader for reasons 1.4 (b) a 
nd (d). 
 
(C) We presented reftel points to Valdemaras Sarapinas, the 
MFA's Chief Counsellor on Afghanistan.  He said the MFA would 
consider the request to extend Lithuania's elevated troop 
levels in Afghanistan and pass the request to other GOL 
agencies.  He was much more focused on information concerning 
expanded civilian contributions in Afghanistan, and asked 
whether civilian personnel from the United States or third 
countries might become available for the Lithuania-led PRT in 
Ghor Province.  If such assistance appeared to be possible, 
he said, the GOL could provide information on which areas of 
expertise were most needed.  He cited engineers as one 
pressing need. 
LEADER