08TBILISI1572, UNGA DEMARCHE DELIVERED TO GEORGIAN MFA

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
08TBILISI1572 2008-09-13 09:59 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN Embassy Tbilisi

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSI #1572 2570959
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 130959Z SEP 08
FM AMEMBASSY TBILISI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0075
RUEHVEN/USMISSION USOSCE 2184
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 4686

C O N F I D E N T I A L TBILISI 001572 
 
SENSITIVE 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR EUR/CARC 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/12/2018 
TAGS: PGOV PREL PHUM RU GG
SUBJECT: UNGA DEMARCHE DELIVERED TO GEORGIAN MFA 
 
REF: SECSTATE 95334 
 
Classified By: AMBASSADOR JOHN F. TEFFT FOR REASONS 1.4 (B) AND (D) 
 
1. (SBU) Post delivered reftel demarche to the Georgian 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on September 9, 2008. 
Present at the meeting were MFA Head of International 
Organizations Office Alexander Nalbandov and MFA Head of the 
Americas Division Levan Nizharadze. 
 
2. (C) After Poloff outlined the demarche and requested 
cooperation, Nalbandov agreed to take the demarche into 
consideration and promised to forward it to the appropriate 
offices.  Nalbandov added that Georgia is always against 
non-action motions and Georgia will listen to all countries' 
opinions, regardless.  Nalbandov emphasized that human rights 
are a top-priority issue for Georgia.  Nalbandov asked that 
the United States pay particularly close attention to human 
rights issues for all internally displaced persons and 
refugees from all regions of Georgia. 
 
3. (SBU)  Nalbandov could not confirm the names of all the 
participants in the Georgian UNGA delegation but he did 
confirm that President Saakashvili, Foreign Minister Eka 
Tkeshelashvili, and MFA Deputy Americas Division Director 
Sergei Kapanadze will attend.  Foreign Minister 
Tkeshelashvili will deliver a statement in Toronto at an OSCE 
meeting on/around September 19, 2008.  She and Kapanadze will 
arrive in New York on September 20, and attend the UNGA from 
September 22.  President Saakashvili is tentatively scheduled 
to attend the UNGA from September 22-25. 
TEFFT

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