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Cablegate: Kosovo Icj Resolution at Unga

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INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0127

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DEPT FOR EUR/SCE SSHIRATORI AND WTOMLYANOVICH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UN UNGA KV BG
SUBJECT: KOSOVO ICJ RESOLUTION AT UNGA

REF: STATE 91908


1. (SBU) Deputy Pol/Econ Chief August 28 delivered reftel
demarche to Masudur Rahman, Director of the Americas Wing at
Bangladesh's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Rahman
pledged to relay our concerns regarding the resolution and
urged the USG to contact directly Bangladesh's Permanent
Representative to the United Nations to discuss the matter.

2. (SBU) COMMENT: While Bangladesh has yet to officially
recognize Kosovo, government officials privately have
expressed strong support for Kosovo's independence.

Moriarty

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