Viewing cable 07LJUBLJANA412
Title: SLOVENIA PUBLICLY REAFFIRMS READINESS TO ENTER

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07LJUBLJANA4122007-06-15 11:32:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Ljubljana
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P 151132Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY LJUBLJANA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5918
INFO RUEHNO/USMISSION USNATO PRIORITY 1141
RUEHXP/ALL NATO POST COLLECTIVE
UNCLAS LJUBLJANA 000412 
 
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TAGS: KCFE NATO PARM PREL
SUBJECT: SLOVENIA PUBLICLY REAFFIRMS READINESS TO ENTER 
ADAPTED CFE TREATY 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 77371 
 
     ¶B. LJUBLJANA 382 
     ¶C. LJUBLJANA 312 
 
¶1. (SBU) Ministry of Foreign Affairs Security Policy Office 
Director Stanislav Vidovic told PolMilOff June 14 that the 
GOS would publicly reaffirm its desire to join the Adapted 
Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty when possible (as 
requested in reftel a).  He said that he hoped this would 
help bring a positive tone to the current discussions in 
Vienna. 
 
¶2. (U) The statement posted on the MFA's website 
(www.mzz.gov.si) and released to the media is as follows: 
 
BEGIN STATEMENT. 
 
The Extraordinary Conference of the States Parties to the 
Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty (CFE) 
 
The Extraordinary Conference of the States Parties to the 
Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty (CFE) is being held in 
Vienna from 12-15 June 2007.  The Conference represents an 
opportunity for the continuation of dialogue among States 
Parties. 
 
The CFE, signed in November 1990, has established a balance 
between the then existing blocs.  Due to the changing 
security environment, the Adapted CFE Treaty was signed in 
November 1999.  The Adapted CFE Treaty will enter into force 
after ratification by its signatories. 
 
Although Slovenia is not a party to the CFE, it considers the 
Treaty as the cornerstone of European security and stability. 
Slovenia is party to a number of political and legal 
instruments in the area of arms control, disarmament, and 
confidence and security building measures.  Slovenia is fully 
aware of their importance and the need for their continued 
implementation. 
 
On several occasions, Slovenia has expressed its readiness to 
request accession to the Adapted CFE Treaty after its entry 
into force and remains committed to do so. 
 
END STATEMENT. 
ROBERTSON