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Title: GUATEMALA STILL CONSIDERING KOSOVO RECOGNITION

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08GUATEMALA3732008-03-26 22:21:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Guatemala
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C O N F I D E N T I A L GUATEMALA 000373 
 
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/26/2018 
TAGS: PREL UN UNMIK PGOV YI EU GT
SUBJECT: GUATEMALA STILL CONSIDERING KOSOVO RECOGNITION 
 
REF: A. STATE 17891 
     ¶B. GUATEMALA 190 
 
Classified By: Ambassador James M. Derham for reasons 1.4 (b&d). 
 
(C) During a March 26 conversation with Ambassador, 
Guatemalan Foreign Minister Haroldo Rodas said that the GOG 
had demurred on Kosovo recognition in deference to Russian 
concerns recently raised by Russia's new ambassador during 
his presentation of credentials.  However, the GOG was still 
considering recognizing Kosovo.  Rodas said he would discuss 
the issue with his Brazilian counterpart next week while 
accompanying President Colom to Brazil.  Regarding Guatemalan 
Ambassador to the U.S. Villagran's earlier statement to 
Ambassador that the GOG's reticence had to do with concerns 
about setting a precedent that could impact Guatemala's 
border dispute with Belize, Rodas said that was inaccurate, 
and that the two issues were entirely unrelated. 
Derham