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TAGS: PARM PREL KCFE OSCE RS XG
SUBJECT: OSCE/FSC:FALL FSC OPENS--1540 BPG TEE-ED UP;
BELARUS REPORTS LARGE EXERCISE WITH RUSSIA

REF: A. USOSCE 00198
B. STATE 93327

1. (SBU) Summary: The fall round of the OSCE's Forum for
Security Cooperation (FSC) opened on September 9 with a
presentation by a British FCO official on the strategic
relevance of FSC issues in the global security context.
Meanwhile, the USDel drew attention to the draft UNSCR 1540
Best Practice Guide, which is expected to receive the initial
consensus it needs in a FSC working group as soon as
September 16. Belarus provided information on its upcoming
combined Belarus-Russia-Kazakhstan exercise "West-2009." End
summary.

2. (SBU) The 2009 Fall round of the FSC opened under the
chairmanship of the United Kingdom, with Ambassador Ian Cliff
chairing. The Chair's opening remarks were followed by a
presentation from Mr. Paul Johnston, Director of
International Security of the UK and Commonwealth Office, on
the strategic relevance of FSC issues in the global security
context. Johnston's remarks reiterated familiar themes while
describing old and new security threats, including the
relationship between the impasse on A/CFE and stalemate on
Vienna Document, the importance to the UK of CFE and
relevance of FSC in dealing with emerging threats such as
proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and threats to
cyber security. (Full text of Johnston's presentation as well
as AMB Cliff's opening remarks may be found in
FSC.JOUR/593/09, annexes 2 and 1 respectively.)

3. (SBU) Johnston's remarks were followed by a number of
general statements, including from the U.S., welcoming the UK
Chairmanship and congratulating the outgoing Georgian Chair.

4. (SBU) Under Any Other Business, the U.S. (Neighbour)
called participating States' attention to FSC.DEL/145/09
(UNSCR 1540 Best Practice Guide: Export Controls and
Transshipment--Final Review), which was distributed in the
FSC on July 21. Neighbour asked that the decision be
forwarded to the Working Group (WG) for rapid adoption.
(Comment. The UK Chair has since placed the decision on the
agenda of WG A and plans to introduce the decision as a
Chairman's draft (FSC.DD/8/09). The UK plans to push for
adoption of the DD in WG A next week with a view to ideally
have the decision adopted at the following plenary on
September 30. End Comment.)

5. (SBU) Belarus reported on its upcoming combined
Belarus-Russia-Kazakhstan exercise "West-2009." Belarus'
statement and a preliminary translation were provided via
separate channels. The statement was distributed in Russian
and English under FSC.DEL/153/09. Ref A reports on USDel's
execution of demarches requested (Ref B) regarding this
exercise.

6. (SBU) The Chair announced that the FSC project
coordinators for SALW, Stockpile Management and Code of
Conduct remain unchanged. The UK SALW Coordinator (Hartnel)
reported the completion of Phase II of the Tajik project.
Hartnel also appealed to pS for additional contributions for
the Belarus project. Finally, he noted that the Kazakh
project is in the final stages of development and that he
will soon be seeking donor support. The Danish Stockpiles
Coordinator (Peterson) noted that a new project in Kazakhstan

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had been entered into the system. In addition, the Moldovan
project has been uploaded.

7. (SBU) The next FSC Plenary will be held on September 16,
followed that morning by the first meetings of the working
groups for the Fall round. The UK will chair all FSC
plenary meetings through December.
FULLER

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