09ASTANA261, KAZAKHSTAN: RECOMMENDATION THAT WE NOT DEMARCHE

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09ASTANA261 2009-02-13 06:11 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Astana

VZCZCXRO1098
OO RUEHBI RUEHCI RUEHDBU RUEHFL RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHLH RUEHNP RUEHPW
RUEHROV RUEHSR
DE RUEHTA #0261 0440611
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 130611Z FEB 09
FM AMEMBASSY ASTANA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4603
INFO RUCNCLS/SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA COLLECTIVE
RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE 1179
RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 0576
RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL 0288
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO 1282
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC
RHEFAAA/DIA WASHDC
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC 0753
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC 0669
RHMFISS/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL

C O N F I D E N T I A L ASTANA 000261 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR EUR/SCE, SCA/CEN 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/13/2019 
TAGS: PGOV PREL AORC ICJ KV KZ
SUBJECT: KAZAKHSTAN:  RECOMMENDATION THAT WE NOT DEMARCHE 
GOVERNMENT TO RECOGNIZE KOSOVO 
 
REF: STATE 11928 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Richard E. Hoagland, 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
1. (C) In response to reftel, post recommends that we not 
demarche the Kazakhstani government to recognize Kosovo at 
this juncture.  If not counterproductive, such a demarche 
would certainly be futile, and viewed by the Kazakhstanis as 
inconsistent with our demarches urging that they not 
recognize South Ossetia and Abkhazia. 
 
2. (C) In the lead up to Kosovo's declaration of independence 
in February 2008, Foreign Minister Tazhin did tell us that 
while Kazakhstan would not be among the first countries to 
recognize Kosovo, it would not be among the last either. 
However, the situation has changed dramatically since then 
because of the Georgia war and its aftermath.  The 
Kazakhstanis are now in no position to consider recognizing 
Kosovo, given that they have resisted intense Russian 
pressure in refusing to recognize South Ossetia and Abkhazia. 
HOAGLAND

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