Viewing cable 09VILNIUS577
Title: LITHUANIA IS VERY HAPPY WITH GOVERNOR OF

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09VILNIUS5772009-11-03 12:59:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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R 031259Z NOV 09 ZDK
FM AMEMBASSY VILNIUS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3845
INFO RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE
RUEHBUL/AMEMBASSY KABUL 0096
C O N F I D E N T I A L VILNIUS 000577 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/03/2019 
TAGS: AF PREL NATO LH
SUBJECT: LITHUANIA IS VERY HAPPY WITH GOVERNOR OF 
AFGHANISTAN'S GHOR PROVINCE 
 
REF: SECSTATE 109882 
 
(C)  We met with MFA's Chief Counselor Valdamaras Sarapinas 
on October 30 to deliver reftel talking points.  Sarapinas 
said that the GOL is very happy with Ghor's Governor Sayed 
Iqbal Munib, though he noted that Lithuania found the 
previous Governor problematic.  Sarapinas characterized Munib 
as very experienced and very positive, and he hopes that 
Munib will remain in place after the election results are 
finalized.  Munib visited Lithuania last summer to meet with 
GOL officials.  Sarapinas said that Munib has been working 
together with the GOL to develop Ghor's first-ever 5-year 
Provincial Development Plan.  He noted that GOL Special 
Operations Forces in Zabul also have a good relationship with 
local leaders.  We informed Sarapinas of our plans to suggest 
to the Afghan government the need for clear criteria for 
Governor appointments and asked that he keep us informed 
about Lithuania's relations with local government leaders in 
Ghor and in Zabul provinces. 
DERSE