08ASTANA2036, KAZAKHSTAN: PRESIDENT NAZARBAYEV SIGNS DECREE ON CTR

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08ASTANA2036 2008-10-15 12:06 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Astana

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DE RUEHTA #2036 2891206
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 151206Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY ASTANA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3570
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE 0685
RUCNCLS/SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA COLLECTIVE
RHEBAAA/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHDC
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RHMFIUU/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL

UNCLAS ASTANA 002036 
 
SENSITIVE 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR SCA/FO, SCA/CEN, ISN, T, H 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PGOV PREL MNUC KNNP KZ
SUBJECT:  KAZAKHSTAN:  PRESIDENT NAZARBAYEV SIGNS DECREE ON CTR 
AGREEMENT 
 
1.  (U) Sensitive but unclassified.  Not for public Internet. 
 
2.  (SBU) Deputy Foreign Minister Sarybay called in the Ambassador 
on October 15 to inform him that President Nazarbayev had signed a 
decree on the amended Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Umbrella 
Agreement under which the Kazakhstani government recognizes 
provisional application of the Agreement from the date of its 
signature -- i.e., from December 13, 2007.  (NOTE:  In a brief 
meeting with State Secretary Saudabayev on October 14, the 
Ambassador had pressed for this action to be taken by our October 15 
deadline.  END NOTE.)  Sarybay handed the Ambassador an aide memoire 
in English confirming Kazakhstan's provisional recognition and 
proposing that consultations be held on the implementation of the 
Umbrella Agreement and on developing a "new agreement" on biological 
threat cooperation.  Para 3 provides the full text of the aide 
memoire. 
 
3. (SBU) BEGIN TEXT 
 
Aide Memoire 
 
Astana, October 15. 2008 
 
President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the Decree confirming 
Ambassador Yerlan Idrissov's signature under the Amendment to 
Agreement between the Government of Kazakhstan and Government of the 
United States concerning the Destruction of Silo Launchers of ICBM, 
Emergency Response and the Prevention of the Proliferation of 
Nuclear Weapons (referred to henceforth as Umbrella Agreement) done 
on December 13, 2007, in Washington, DC. 
 
In accordance with the provision of the Amendment, the Amendment 
shall be applied provisionally from the date of signature, shall 
enter into force on the date of the receipt by the Government of the 
United States of America of written notification from the Government 
of the Republic of Kazakhstan that it has completed the internal 
governmental procedures necessary for entry into force, and shall 
apply from the date the Agreement entered into force. 
 
The Government of Kazakhstan proposes to hold consultations 
concerning development of new agreement on cooperation in biological 
sphere, relevant amendments and other issues connected to 
implementation of the Umbrella Agreement. 
 
END TEXT 
 
HOAGLAND

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