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Cablegate: Romania Reaction to Serbia's Sedm Inclusion

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O 160956Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9977
INFO RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000698

UNCLASSIFIED

DEPT FOR EUR/SCE CATHY WESTLEY AND EUR/CE ASCHEIBE

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR PREL RO

SUBJECT: ROMANIA REACTION TO SERBIA'S SEDM INCLUSION

REF: STATE 107044

1. (U) POLOFF delivered REF points on October 16 to Daniel Ionita,
Director of the Security Policy Directorate at the MFA. Ionita
commented this is a wonderful message from Washington, and
reiterated Romania's standing position that including both Serbia
and Montenegro into the SEDM will promote Balkan regional stability
and development. In reaction to the open door policy, Ionita stated
unequivocally that Romania will not recognize Kosovo.
GITENSTEIN

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