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Cablegate: Ecuador Demarche Response: Kosovo Recognition

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O 221251Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY QUITO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9282
INFO RUEHBO/AMEMBASSY BOGOTA 7702
RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA 3966
RUEHCV/AMEMBASSY CARACAS 3146
RUEHLP/AMEMBASSY LA PAZ AUG LIMA 2762
RUEHGL/AMCONSUL GUAYAQUIL 3752
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0150
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 0401

UNCLAS QUITO 000775

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV KPAO KPKO UNMIK KV SR EC
SUBJECT: ECUADOR DEMARCHE RESPONSE: KOSOVO RECOGNITION

REF: A. STATE 63731
B. STATE 69691
C. QUITO 52
D. QUITO 395

1. (SBU) Poloff delivered points (Refs A and B) to Director
General of Multilateral Affairs Lourdes Puma on August 8.
Puma said that the GOE had not changed its policy (Refs C and
D) that it will not publicly declare a position either for or
against Kosovo's independence. However, she added that the
GOE considers it important to recognize the rights of both
Serbia and the "province of Kosovo."
Hodges

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