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Cablegate: Croatia to Submit Oral Brief On Kosovo at Icj

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC PREL ICJ HR KV
SUBJECT: CROATIA TO SUBMIT ORAL BRIEF ON KOSOVO AT ICJ

REF: SECSTATE 90199

1. (U) This is an Action Request - see para 3.

2. (SBU) Following up on FM Jandrokovic's September 1
comments to EUR DAS Jones (septel) that Croatia is inclined
to provide an oral briefing at the ICJ on Kosovo's
independence, POLCOUNS delivered reftel points to Amb. Davor
Vidis, MFA Director for Neighboring Countries & Southeastern
Europe, on September 2. Vidis confirmed that Croatia will
present an oral briefing to the ICJ. POLCOUNS emphasized the
need to inform the Registry of the Court of their intent by
September 15. Vidis said that Andreja Metelko-Zgombic, MFA
Senior Legal Counsel, would likely take the lead on this
issue. He welcomed our offer to coordinate specific aspects
of Croatia's oral brief.

3. (SBU) ACTION REQUEST: Post would appreciate any guidance
that L/UNA or L/EUR could provide as to whom would be the
primary contact for the Croatian MFA legal department to
coordinate with regarding their oral brief.
WALKER

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