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Cablegate: Initial Slovak Support for Cwc Technical Change

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UNCLAS BRATISLAVA 000631

SIPDIS


SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL KACT LY LO
SUBJECT: INITIAL SLOVAK SUPPORT FOR CWC TECHNICAL CHANGE

REF: STATE 136811

1. (U) POLOFF DELIVERED DEMARCHE (REFTEL) ON 29 JUNE WITH
ITALIAN CHARGE BARBARA BREGATO, LIBYAN CHARGE ABDULLA HALA,
AND BRITISH POLOFF IAN FOX TO KAROL MISTRIK, DIRECTOR,
DEPARTMENT OF THE OSCE AND DISARMAMENT, MFA.

2. (SBU) MISTRIK OPINED THAT SLOVAKIA WOULD MOST LIKELY
CONTRIBUTE TO THE RABTA CONVERSION AND ASKED FOR A FIRM
DEADLINE WHEN SLOVAKIA MUST DECIDE IF THEY WISH TO CO-
SPONSOR THE TECHNICAL CHANGE PROPOSAL. MISTRIK MUST CONSULT
THE NATIONAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY AT THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMY
ON TECHNICAL MATTERS. HE DOES NOT SEE A POLITICAL OBJECTION
TO SUPPORTING THE TECHNICAL CHANGE.

3. (SBU) HALA NOTED LIBYA MAY BE INTERESTED IN USING THE
SLOVAK OPCW TRAINING EXPERTISE. MISTRIK NOTED THAT THE
SLOVAKS HAVE RECENTLY CONCLUDED AN INSPECTOR TRAINING AND
SUBSTANTIVE FACILITY AGREEMENT WITH THE OPCW; ANY ASSISTANCE
WOULD BE REALIZED THROUGH THE OPCW MULTILATERAL UMBRELLA.

WEISER

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