08ASTANA798, KAZAKHSTAN – DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON DISCOURAGING

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
08ASTANA798 2008-04-25 06:32 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Astana

VZCZCXYZ0000
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHTA #0798 1160632
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 250632Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY ASTANA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2283
INFO RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW PRIORITY 1529
RUEHSI/AMEMBASSY TBILISI PRIORITY 0013

C O N F I D E N T I A L ASTANA 000798 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/25/2018 
TAGS: PREL GG RS KZ
SUBJECT: KAZAKHSTAN - DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON DISCOURAGING 
UPGRADED RUSSIAN RELATIONS WITH ABKHAZIA AND SOUTH OSSETIA 
 
REF: (A) STATE 40673 (B) ASTANA 755 
 
Classified By: Pol-Econ Chief Steven Fagin, Reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
1. (C) Pol-Econ Chief delivered reftel demarche on 
discouraging Russia from upgrading relations with Abkhazia 
and South Ossetia to MFA Americas Department head Talgat 
Kaliyev on April 25.  Kaliyev promised to relay the substance 
to his MFA superiors.  He reminded Pol-Econ Chief that 
Kazakhstan had made its position on Abkhazia clear in MFA 
spokesman Yerzhan Ashikbayev's April 7 statement to the press 
that it was "premature" for Kazakhstan to consider lifting 
CIS sanctions on Abkhazia and that Kazakhstan respects 
Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity (see ref B). 
Kaliyev said that Dmitri Medvedev was expected to visit 
Kazakhstan during May 22-23, which would likely be his first 
trip abroad to a CIS country as Russian president.  In 
preparation, Foreign Minister Tazhin would be visiting Moscow 
during the week of April 28.  Kaliyev opened up and reviewed 
a folder labelled "Consulations with Russian MFA," which 
included information on Kazakhstan's position on Abkhazia -- 
an indication that Tazhin was being prepped to discuss 
Abkhazia when in Moscow. 
ORDWAY

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