07ASTANA1837, KAZAKHSTAN: NATO PFP DESTRUCTION PROJECT MEMORANDUM PASSED

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07ASTANA1837 2007-07-06 08:20 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Astana

VZCZCXYZ0003
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHTA #1837 1870820
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 060820Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY ASTANA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 9990

UNCLAS ASTANA 001837 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
DEPARTMENT FOR PM/WRA (BAKER); SCA/CEN (M. O'MARA) 
 
SENSITIVE 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL KZ
SUBJECT: KAZAKHSTAN: NATO PFP DESTRUCTION PROJECT MEMORANDUM PASSED 
BY MAZHILIS AND SENATE 
 
REF:  06 STATE 194986 
 
1. (SBU) On June 20, the Mazhilis ratified the memorandum for the 
NATO Partnership for Peace-sponsored destruction of Kazakhstani 
small arms and light weapons.  On June 28, the Senate followed suit 
and passed the memo, forwarding it to the desk of the president. 
According to the press, Deputy Defense Minister Bolat Sembinov said 
that the project would support the Ministry's "high priority project 
to destroy over 27,000 units of surplus out-of-date small arms and 
over 300 substandard missiles" (i.e. MANPADS, reftel). 
 
2. (U) According to Kazakhstani law, the president now has one month 
to sign the memo, finalizing the process by the end of July. 
 
MILAS

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