Cablegate: Icelandic Mfa Permanent Secretary On Kosovo
RR RUEHFL RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHROV RUEHSR
DE RUEHRK #0020 0461113
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
R 151113Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY REYKJAVIK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3563
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
C O N F I D E N T I A L REYKJAVIK 000020
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/14/2018
TAGS: PREL UNMIK PGOV YI IC
SUBJECT: ICELANDIC MFA PERMANENT SECRETARY ON KOSOVO
REF: A) STATE 15111 AND B) 13716
Classified by Ambassador Carol van Voorst for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).
(C) Ambassador reconfirmed with MFA Permanent Secretary Gretar Mar
Sigurdsson February 13 and 14 that Iceland will not be in the first
wave to recognize Kosovo but will not be in the last group either.
Sigurdsson noted that the Nordic countries have agreed to stay in
touch with each other regarding timing, and that he expects Iceland
to recognize Kosovo slightly before the Norwegians do.