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Title: BOLIVIA WILL NOT RECOGNIZE KOSOVO

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08LAPAZ3142008-02-15 18:21:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy La Paz
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P 151821Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY LA PAZ
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6454
INFO RUEHAC/AMEMBASSY ASUNCION 7595
RUEHBO/AMEMBASSY BOGOTA 4964
RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA 8869
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RUEHQT/AMEMBASSY QUITO 5933
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RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RUMIAAA/USCINCSO MIAMI FL
RUEHUB/USINT HAVANA 0909
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHINGTON DC
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL
C O N F I D E N T I A L LA PAZ 000314 
 
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SIPDIS 
 
BEEA/OSCE FOR SAIJI SHIRATORI 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/16/2008 
TAGS: PGOV PREL UNMIK UN YI EU BO
SUBJECT: BOLIVIA WILL NOT RECOGNIZE KOSOVO 
 
REF: SECSTATE 13716 
 
Classified By: EcoPol Chief Mike Hammer for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
¶1. (C) Post decided not to deliver reftel demarche on Kosovo 
as it would be counterproductive to the goal of the demarche 
and would unnecessarily irritate already sensitive bilateral 
relations.  In the current political climate, the Bolivian 
government would only use such a demarche to argue we are 
encouraging the dismemberment of sovereign countries and fuel 
their suspicions that we are trying to do the same in 
Bolivia.  The Peruvian Deputy Chief of Mission delivered a 
similar demarche and was told in no uncertain terms that 
Bolivia would not/not recognize Kosovo's independence. 
GOLDBERG