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SUBJECT: JCIC-XXXIII: (U) KAZAKHSTANI CLOSING STATEMENT,
NOVEMBER 21, 2008
Classified By: Jerry A. Taylor, United States Representative
to the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission.
Reasons: 1.5(b) and (d).
Â¶1. (U) This is JCIC-XXXIII-027.
Â¶2. (U) At Paragraph 3 below is the official translation of
the Kazakhstani Statement that was deliverd at the Closing
Plenary Meeting of the Thirty-third Session of the START
Treaty's Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission (JCIC),
held at the U.S. Mission on November 21, 2008.
Â¶3. (S) Begin text:
Delegation of Kazakhstan
by the Delegation of Kazakhstan at the
Closing of the Thirty-third Session of the
Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission
for the START Treaty
Geneva, November 21, 2008
Esteemed Mr. Chairman,
Esteemed Heads and Members of the Delegations of the
Republic of Belarus, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the
United States of America,
The Delegation of Kazakhstan notes the constructive
negotiations during the Thirty-third session of the Joint
Compliance and Inspection Commission. There was a detailed
exchange of views on this session's agenda items related to
implementation of the START Treaty. The Parties agreed to
continue consideration of a number of issues during the
During this session the Parties held a meeting in
accordance with paragraph 2 of Article XVII of the START
Treaty to consider whether the Treaty will be extended.
In this connection, the Parties agreed that the Treaty
provision on holding a meeting no later than one year prior
to expiration of the Treaty has been fulfilled.
The Parties noted that discussion of the issue of
extending the Treaty will continue during the intersessional
period and that a decision can be made up until December 5,
The Republic of Kazakhstan believes that fulfillment by
the States-Parties of their obligations under the START
Treaty is a major step toward nuclear disarmament and a
genuine contribution to achievement of the objectives
recorded in Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-proliferation
of Nuclear Weapons.
We note the need to preserve and further develop the
key accords on strategic offensive arms, which have for the
last several decades served as the basis for maintaining
international stability and security.
In conclusion, I would like to express our appreciation
to all the Delegations for their cooperation, to specifically
thank the interpreters and translators, and to wish everyone
a good trip home.
Thank you for your attention.
Â¶4. (U) Taylor sends.
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