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Cablegate: Kazakhstan Noncommittal On Contributing to Special Tribunal

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV UNSC LE KZ
SUBJECT: KAZAKHSTAN NONCOMMITTAL ON CONTRIBUTING TO SPECIAL TRIBUNAL
FOR LEBANON

REF: State 129919

Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Amanbek Demesinov, director of
the international organizations section of the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs on September 20. Demesinov said that the Government of
Kazakhstan was not prepared to decide the issue at this point, and
would take it under consideration. He also said that the Government
of Kazakhstan preferred to wait for the official solicitation from
the United Nations. Demesinov reported that Deputy Foreign Minister
Yerzhan Kazykhanov would make the final decision on the matter.
Kazykhanov is currently in New York preparing for President
Nazarbayev's upcoming visit to UNGA.

MILAS

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