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Title: FAC: LITHUANIA WILL PUSH FOR UKRAINE ENGAGEMENT

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10VILNIUS1082010-02-19 14:59:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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SUBJECT: FAC: LITHUANIA WILL PUSH FOR UKRAINE ENGAGEMENT 
 
Classified By: DCM Damian R. Leader for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
¶1. (C) New MFA Head of Common Foreign and Security Policy 
Asta Radikaite told Embassy February 19 that Lithuanian 
Foreign Minister Azubalis will speak at the EU Foreign 
Affairs Committee (FAC) on the importance of EU engagement 
with Ukraine, post-election of Viktor Yanukovych.  She said 
the GOL favors inviting the new Ukrainian President to 
Brussels as soon as possible with the goal of concluding and 
signing an EU-Ukraine Stabilization and Association 
Agreement, which would include provisions for free trade and 
visa facilitation. 
 
¶2. (C) Radikaite also confirmed that Lithuania is "no doubt" 
in agreement with the USG about obtaining a new UNSC 
Resolution which would contain stronger sanctions against 
Iran.  She said the idea of additional EU sanctions is a 
possibility but no one will talk about it until UNSC acts 
first.  She noted that upcoming EU Presidency country France 
is also a permanent member of the UNSC; therefore the GOL 
expects a greater likelihood that a new UNSC resolution will 
pass.  Radikaite confirmed that the GOL wants the EU to 
engage in Haiti, and is waiting for the results of the 
UN/World Bank/EU needs assessment, due March 12. 
 
¶3. (C) On non-FAC issues, Radikaite said that Afghanistan 
will very much be on the agenda when Lithuanian assumes 
chairmanship of the OSCE in 2011.  She said one focus in 
particular will be on involving OSCE expertise in border 
management in the Central Asia/Afghanistan region. 
DERSE