Viewing cable 08BISHKEK39
Title: AMBASSADOR DELIVERS KOSOVO POINTS TO KYRGYZ

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08BISHKEK392008-01-11 11:33:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Bishkek
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/11/2018 
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SUBJECT: AMBASSADOR DELIVERS KOSOVO POINTS TO KYRGYZ 
FOREIGN MINISTER 
 
REF: STATE 1087 
 
Classified By: Amb. Marie L. Yovanovitch, Reasons 1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
¶1. (C) On January 11, Ambassador delivered reftel points on 
resolving Kosovo's status to Foreign Minister Karabayev. 
During a lengthy discussion, Karabayev said that the status 
of Kosovo was a delicate and complicated question.  Karabayev 
noted that he had been impressed with Under Secretary Burns' 
"compelling presentation" at the Madrid OSCE Ministerial on 
the right of self-determination, but he was concerned about 
the possible consequences particularly in the Commonwealth of 
Independent States for other conflicts and territorial 
disputes if Kosovo declared independence.  Karabayev cited 
Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Transnistria, and 
the Basque region, as examples of situations in which the 
precedent of independence of the territory could lead to 
renewed "bloody" conflict.  Karabayev said he hoped that 
there could be further discussions on the final status for 
Kosovo.  Karabayev said that the government would take note 
of our points, but in the end he expected that concern over 
the precedent of independence for Kosovo would determine 
Kyrgyzstan's position. 
YOVANOVITCH