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Title: LATVIA SUPPORTS CFE REVIEW GOALS; DOESN'T WANT TO

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07RIGA4322007-06-06 14:49:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Riga
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/06/2012 
TAGS: PARM KCFE PREL NATO LG
SUBJECT: LATVIA SUPPORTS CFE REVIEW GOALS; DOESN'T WANT TO 
BE LEFT OUT 
 
REF: A) STATE 77371 B) STATE 75293 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Catherine Todd Bailey.  Reason: 1.4 (D) 
 
¶1. (C) A/DCM delivered ref a points and ref b background to 
Latvian MFA PolDir Ilgvars Klave on June 6.  Klava took 
detailed notes throughout the conversation.  Although Latvia 
will not participate in the review conference (it is not 
party to the CFE treaty), it would actively engage at the 
HLTF in Brussels.  Klava welcomed news that A/S Fried would 
lead the US delegation to the review conference.  Klava said 
he hoped that no decisions would be taken at the review 
conference that would bear on the four Allies not currently 
in the CFE, without their involvement.  He noted our 
suggestion that the states not party issue a statement 
reaffirming their desire to join the A/CFE.  Klava and A/DCM 
discussed the possibility of Latvian FM Pabriks doing that 
when he sees FM Lavrov on June 12 and then reflect that in 
the press release that follows the meeting.  Klava opined 
that it was good news that Russia had not recently complained 
nearly as often or as loud about Baltic non-participation in 
the CFE regime. 
 
¶2. (C) Comment: Klava genuinely welcomed our consultation on 
this issue, reaffirming that "we have no standing under the 
treaty" but stressed that Latvia wants to be a constructive 
part of the process.  To that end, we note that the ref A 
talking points say that we would be willing to consider 
changes to the A/CFE treaty once it has entered into force. 
We believe that it is important to add "and after the states 
not currently party to the treaty have acceded" so that our 
Baltic Allies (and Slovenia) don't feel there is a 
possibility they could be left out of the process. 
BAILEY