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

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SUBJECT: JCIC-XXXIII:  (U) KAZAKHSTANI 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-006. 
 
¶2.  (U) At paragraph 3 below is the official translation of 
the text of the Kazakhstani 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 the Delegation of Kazakhstan 
at the Opening of the Thirty-third Session of the 
Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission 
for the START Treaty 
 
Geneva, November 13, 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 greets you as we begin 
another session of the Joint Compliance and Inspection 
Commission, JCIC-XXXIII, and is pleased to note the 
productive negotiations at the last session. 
 
      There was a constructive exchange of views on a number 
of important issues related to implementation of the START 
Treaty. 
 
      In this connection, we welcome the signing by the START 
Treaty Parties of Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission 
Agreement Number 55, Changes to Section I of the Conversion 
or Elimination Protocol Regarding the Elimination Process for 
ICBMs for Mobile Launchers of ICBMs. 
 
      At that session the Parties adopted Joint Statement 
Number S-29 on Changes to the Boundary of Drovyanaya ICBM 
Base for Silo Launchers of ICBMs and Joint Statement Number 
40 on the Elimination of SS-24 ICBM Solid Rocket Motor Cases 
Located in Ukraine. 
 
      In connection with the upcoming expiration of the START 
Treaty on December 5, 2009, the Delegation of Kazakhstan 
supports the Russian side's proposal to hold a meeting before 
December 5, 2008, to discuss the question of extending the 
Treaty. 
 
      Esteemed Mr. Chairman, 
 
      The agenda of this Thirty-third Session contains quite 
a large number of issues, including those discussed earlier. 
During the intersessional period there was an exchange of 
views on a number of issues raised at the last session, 
JCIC-XXXII. 
 
      It was noted that one of the main issues is to discuss 
convening the meeting of the Parties provided for in 
paragraph 2 of Article XVII of the Treaty. 
 
 
      We reaffirm Kazakhstan's position regarding the 
important role of the Treaty in maintaining strategic 
stability and strengthening arms control, and we note the 
need for such an instrument.  The Kazakhstani Delegation 
steadfastly supports all the agreed steps aimed at achieving 
these goals. 
 
      We urge all the delegations to work expeditiously, in a 
spirit of constructive good will, in order to resolve the 
issues and reaffirm the Commission's efficacy. 
 
      We hope this session will be successful. 
 
      Thank you for your attention. 
 
End text. 
 
¶4.  (U) Taylor sends. 
TICHENOR 
 
 
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