Viewing cable 09VILNIUS99
Title: LITHUANIA WELCOMES U.S. ENGAGEMENT IN DURBAN

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09VILNIUS992009-02-19 13:25:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/19/2019 
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SUBJECT: LITHUANIA WELCOMES U.S. ENGAGEMENT IN DURBAN 
REVIEW NEGOTIATIONS 
 
REF: SECSTATE 14201 
 
Classified By: Ambassador John A. Cloud for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
¶1. (C) We delivered reftel information on February 18 to Rita 
Kazragiene, Head of the UN and Global Policy Division at the 
MFA.  She said the Lithuanian mission in Geneva had reported 
that the U.S. engagement in the Durban Review had already 
"made a difference, giving strength to other Western 
countries" to push for changes and an acceptable outcome 
document and prompting a decrease in the number of points 
raised by Asian and African countries "to challenge values we 
cherish."  She nodded affirmatively while listening to reftel 
points and said, "What you're saying is acceptable to us." 
 
¶2. (C) Kazragiene said Lithuania hoped the United States 
would find a way to continue to participate in the Durban 
negotiations, including the Review Conference in April. 
"Your simple presence would be helpful," she said. 
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