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Cablegate: Lithuanian Comments On Draft Mou On Life, Security

VZCZCXRO4120
PP RUEHIK
DE RUEHVL #0709 3571322
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 231322Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY VILNIUS
TO RUEHBUL/AMEMBASSY KABUL PRIORITY 0127
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4024
INFO RUCNAFG/AFGHANISTAN COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

UNCLAS VILNIUS 000709

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MAPP MOPS NATO PREL EAID AF LH
SUBJECT: LITHUANIAN COMMENTS ON DRAFT MOU ON LIFE, SECURITY
AND MOBILITY SUPPORT

REF: A. SECSTATE 129187
B. VILNIUS 699

1. We contacted MOD's Head of the International Operations
Section of the International Relations and Operations
Department Tomas Urbonas on December 21 to inquire about the
status of the MOU on Life, Security and Mobility Support, per
ref A instructions. Urbonas confirmed that the GOL has
reviewed the draft MOU and had provided comments to Embassy
Kabul on December 18.

2. Comment. The GOL is proposing significant changes to the
original MOU text which could necessitate significant
bilateral discussion (Embassy is emailing the latest draft to
S/SRAP and EUR/NB). Embassy Vilnius would be happy to host a
DVC to facilitate negotiations between the GOL and Embassy
Kabul. Embassy Vilnius point of contact is Political -
Military Officer Michelle Hoyt. End comment.
DERSE

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