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Cablegate: Mexico On Kosovo Independence

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UNAUS UNMIK PGOV YI EU KV MX
SUBJECT: MEXICO ON KOSOVO INDEPENDENCE

REF: A. STATE 16319

B. MEXICO 449
C. STATE 13716

Julian Juarez, the Deputy Director General of the
Office of Peace and International Security in the Foreign
Ministry's UN Office advised Deputy PolCouns 2/21 that Mexico
had issued a press bulletin on 2/19 announcing its position
on Kosovo's declaration of independence. In its public
pronouncement on this matter:

-- Mexico notes that it has analyzed the deliberations that
have occurred within the UN Security Council as well as the
European Union's Council of Ministers.

-- It calls upon all of the parties involved to forge
a mutually acceptable solution to Kosovo's status that
respects
the rights of minorities and preserves peace and security in
the
Balkans.

-- Mexico invites the parties involved to solve this
matter within the framework of the pertinent mulitlateral
organizations and in compliance with international law.

-- Mexico concludes noting its intention to continue
following
developments in Kosovo with a view to adopting at an opportune
moment a position regarding Kosovo's declaration of
independence.


Visit Mexico City's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/wha/mexicocity and the North American
Partnership Blog at http://www.intelink.gov/communities/state/nap /
GARZA

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