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Cablegate: Lithuania Will Not Pledge at Lebanon Conference

VZCZCXYZ0004
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHVL #0459 1631142
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 111142Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY VILNIUS
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2407

UNCLAS VILNIUS 000459

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL EAID PHUM XG LE LH
SUBJECT: LITHUANIA WILL NOT PLEDGE AT LEBANON CONFERENCE
BUT OPEN TO SMALL AID PROJECTS

REF: STATE 60216

MFA Middle East Division Head Irena Vedrickaite told Post
June 9 that the GOL will not be able to make a financial
pledge at the Vienna conference June 23, however she did say
the Lithuanians will be able to offer smaller assistance
projects to the Lebanese or Palestinians in the region in
areas such as electioneering, criminal justice, and
police/border guard training. Vedrickaite confirmed that the
GOL will attend the Conference and be represented by
Ambassador to Austria Giedrius Puodziunas.
.
CLOUD

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