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Published: Mon 6 Oct 2008 10:00 AM
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PP RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM RUEHNH
DE RUEHPF #0818 2801000
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 061000Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9960
INFO RUCNASE/ASEAN MEMBER COLLECTIVE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 2324
C O N F I D E N T I A L PHNOM PENH 000818
SIPDIS
DEPARTMENT FOR EUR/SCE AND EAP/MLS
E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/07/2018
TAGS: PREL UN UNGA KV CB
SUBJECT: CAMBODIA'S RESPONSE TO KOSOVO ICJ RESOLUTION AT
UNGA
REF: A. STATE 105796
B. PHNOM PENH 556
1. (C) Emboff delivered Ref A demarche to Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Europe
Department Director Kao Samreth October 6. While not
disclosing specifically whether the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia
will support or oppose the Serbian resolution, Kao stressed
that Cambodia does not wish to encourage secession in any
country and therefore does not support the independence of
Kosovo. (Ref B.) Kao drew parallels to independence claims
for South Ossetia and stated that Cambodia would not
encourage tension within a country by supporting independence
claims.
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