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Title: KOSOVO: EARLY RECOGNITION UNLIKELY

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/14/2018 
TAGS: PREL UN UNMIK YI UY
SUBJECT: KOSOVO: EARLY RECOGNITION UNLIKELY 
 
REF: A. MONTEVIDEO 68 
     ¶B. MONTEVIDEO 18 
     ¶C. STATE 1087 
     ¶D. STATE 13716 
 
Classified By: Charge D'Affaires Peter X. Harding 
for reasons 1.4 (B) and (D) 
 
¶1. (C) The MFA's Americas Office Director Laura Dupuy told 
A/POL Chief that Uruguay would be unlikely to make a quick 
decision to recognize Kosovo, especially in light of the 
current transition at MFA before the new Foreign Minister 
takes the helm on March 1 (ref A).  If Kosovo declares 
independence prior to March 1, the outgoing anti-American FM 
Gargano would technically retain authority to decide 
Uruguay's reaction, she said.  Dupuy expected that internal 
reshuffling and uncertainty at the MFA, and Uruguay's already 
limited focus on Kosovo (ref B), would make quick recognition 
by Uruguay unlikely.  She also acknowledged that other 
countries had weighed in against early recognition of Kosovo. 
 These countries raised concern over precedence and that 
recognition could motivate break-away regions in countries 
such as Spain to seek greater autonomy. 
 
Harding