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Cablegate: Goa Still Undecided On Nam Participation

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: NATO PREL PHUM PTER IR AL
SUBJECT: GOA STILL UNDECIDED ON NAM PARTICIPATION

REF: SECSTATE 80088

1. (U) DCM and PolOff delivered reftel points to MFA
International Organizations Director Islam Lauka on July 25.

2. (SBU) Lauka said that the GOA had not yet decided
officially on whether or not to attend the NAM conference,
but said that a decision would be made by the end of the day
on July 25.

3. (SBU) Lauka assured the DCM that in the event Albania
decides to participate, it will attend as the guest of the
NAM, and not of Iran, and that Albania will be represented at
the deputy minister level only. Lauka said the goal of any
Albanian participation would be to lobby for recognition of
Kosovo.
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