Viewing cable 08BANDARSERIBEGAWAN198
Title: BRUNEI STILL CONSIDERING KOSOVO RECOGNITION

IdentifierCreatedReleasedClassificationOrigin
08BANDARSERIBEGAWAN1982008-07-01 05:11:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan
VZCZCXRO6935
RR RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM RUEHNH
DE RUEHBD #0198 1830511
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
R 010511Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4288
INFO RUCNASE/ASEAN MEMBER COLLECTIVE
C O N F I D E N T I A L BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN 000198 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPARTMENT FOR EUR/SCE & EAP/MTS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/01/2018 
TAGS: PREL PGOV UNMIK KV BX
SUBJECT: BRUNEI STILL CONSIDERING KOSOVO RECOGNITION 
 
REF: SECSTATE 69691 
 
Classified By: CDA Justin Friedman, reasons 1.5 (b) & (d) 
 
¶1. (C) Charge delivered reftel demarche to Datin Hjh Maimunah 
Elias, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
and Trade, on June 30, emphasizing that the change in status 
of the UN mission and Kosovo's track record in unilateral 
implementation of the Ahtisaari Plan showed that Kosovo was 
deserving of formal recognition.  Maimunah responded that the 
GoB is still considering the issue of Kosovo recognition. 
She admitted that decisions on this and other matters 
(septel) have been left pending as both the Foreign Minister, 
Prince Mohamed, and Foreign Minister II Pehin Lim Jock Seng, 
have been out of the country for over a month.  Maimunah said 
that she would re-raise the issue to try to move Brunei to a 
decision as soon as possible.  Post will report on any 
subsequent developments in Brunei's position on Kosovo 
recognition. 
FRIEDMAN