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Title: DEMARCHE RESPONSE: KOSOVO RECOGNITION

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/10/2018 
TAGS: PREL UN UNMIK YI EU KPKO KV UY
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE RESPONSE: KOSOVO RECOGNITION 
 
REF: A. STATE 69691 
     ¶B. MONTEVIDEO 18 
     ¶C. MONTEVIDEO 76 
 
Classified By: DCM Robin Matthewman; reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
¶1.  (C) In response to ref A demarche, MFA Director general 
for Political Affairs Enrique Fischer told Ambassador that 
the situation in Kosovo today was the result of many historical 
decisions in which Uruguay did not participate, and that 
Uruguay preferred the issue of recognition of Kosovo be 
handled within the UN system.  Uruguay did not intend to 
declare an early position either for or against recognition 
of Kosovo, but would seek to balance the two principles of 
self determination and territorial integrity in its 
decision.  In a follow up conversation, Fischer cited the 
lack of unanimity in Europe (namely Spain) and Latin 
American on this issue.  He said that Uruguay would be open 
to encouraging all countries to agree through a consensus 
building mechanism, perhaps in the UNGA instead of the 
Security Council.  Fischer's comments remain consistent 
with the responses Post received following earlier 
demarches on this issue (refs B and C). 
 
Baxter