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On March 9, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Vygaudas Ušackas signed in Washington, DC, the Protocol of Exchange of Ratification on the Treaties of Bilateral Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance. These twin agreements between the United States and Lithuania will allow police and prosecutors in both countries to employ state-of-the-art tools to cooperate more effectively to bring criminals to justice on both sides of the Atlantic.
The agreements will form part of an important network of similar agreements that the United States has reached with all the countries of the European Union. This exchange is the first of 27 that the United States will undertake in coming months with all EU member countries.
The agreements represent yet another facet of the vibrant relationship the United States enjoys with Lithuania, one of our most dependable allies
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