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Cablegate: Germany Working Within Eu for Demarche On

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/12/2018
TAGS: MOPS PREL GC NU RU
SUBJECT: GERMANY WORKING WITHIN EU FOR DEMARCHE ON
NICARAGUAN RECOGNITION OF SOUTH OSSETIA AND ABKHAZIA

REF: SECSTATE 96677

Classified By: POLITICAL DEPUTY MINISTER COUNSELOR STAN OTTO FOR REASON
S: 1.4 (B) AND (D)

1. (C) On 12 September 2008, POLOFFs delivered reftel
demarche to Christiane Botschen, Deputy Director for Mexico,
Central America, and the Caribbean at the German Foreign
Office. Botschen informed POLOFFs that Germany and the EU
shared the same concerns as the United States about
Nicaragua's recent recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia,
and were planning to deliver a Troika level demarche to the
Nicaraguan Government in Managua. The demarche is being
prepared in Brussels by the EU working group on Latin America
and the Caribbean, and is expected to be delivered following
their next meeting on 16 September. Botschen added that the
EU is also considering a less formal, discreet demarche to
other Latin America states, possibly Bolivia and Venezuela,
whom they suspect may also recognize South Ossetia and
Abkhazia. Botschen admitted that while Nicaragua's
recognition is "unacceptable" to the EU and Germany, there is
little the EU could do to make President Daniel Ortega
reverse his position.
TIMKEN JR

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