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Title: JCIC-XXXIII:(U) BELARUSIAN OPENING PLENARY

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SUBJECT: JCIC-XXXIII:(U) BELARUSIAN OPENING PLENARY 
STATEMENT, NOVEMBER 13, 2008 
 
Classified By:  Jerry A. Taylor, United States Representative 
to the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission. 
Reasons:  1.4(b) and (d). 
 
¶1.  (U) This is JCIC-XXXIII-005. 
 
¶2.  (U) At paragraph 3 below is the official translation of 
the text of the Belarusian Statement that was delivered at 
the Opening 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 13, 2008. 
 
¶3.  (S) Begin text: 
 
                                       Official Translation 
 
Statement 
by tQDelegation of the Republic of Belarus 
at the Plenary Meeting of the 
Thirty-third Session of the 
Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission 
 
Geneva                                     November 13, 2008 
 
      Esteemed Mr. Chairman, 
 
      Esteemed Representatives, Heads, and Members of the 
Delegations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian 
Federation, the United States of America, and Ukraine, 
 
      The Delegation of the Republic of Belarus greets its 
START Treaty partners as we begin the work of this latest 
session of the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission, 
JCIC-XXXIII. 
 
      At JCIC-XXXII we witnessed the constructive resolution 
of a number of issues related to implementation of the START 
Treaty.  Specifically we signed the S-series JCIC Joint 
Statement on Changes to the Boundary of Drovyanaya ICBM Base 
for Silo Launchers of ICBMs, as well as the Agreement and 
Joint Statement on the new procedure for elimination of SS-24 
ICBM solid rocket motor cases. 
 
      At the same time, we note that a number of issues 
concerning notification and inspection activities under the 
Treaty remain unresolved.  We hope that a substantive 
dialogue at JCIC-XXXIII will make it possible to resolve 
existing concerns, with a view to implementing the Treaty. 
 
      The agenda of our session provides for consideration of 
the set of issues related to expiration of the START Treaty, 
which is a cornerstone of international security.  We trust 
that there will be a thorough exchange between the Parties 
regarding their positions on this issue, which will make it 
possible for us to develop a sound solution. 
 
      The Delegation of the Republic of Belarus is prepared 
to work constructively in order to develop practical 
solutions to all the issues. 
 
      Thank you for your attention. 
 
End text. 
 
¶4.  (U) Taylor sends. 
TICHENOR 
 
 
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