07MOSCOW655, HAITI: RUSSIA SUPPORTS SIX-MONTH MINUSTAH MANDATE

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07MOSCOW655 2007-02-14 14:53 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #0655 0451453
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 141453Z FEB 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7474
INFO RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHPU/AMEMBASSY PORT AU PRINCE PRIORITY 0022

C O N F I D E N T I A L MOSCOW 000655 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR WHA/CAR TIMOTHY G. RYAN 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/14/2017 
TAGS: PREL UNSC KPKO HA RS
SUBJECT: HAITI:  RUSSIA SUPPORTS SIX-MONTH MINUSTAH MANDATE 
 
REF: STATE 16568 
 
Classified By: Pol/Min Counselor Alice G. Wells.  Reasons: 1.4 (b/d). 
 
1. (C)  We raised reftel points on February 13 with Vladimir 
Safronkov, Chief of the UN Political Affairs Section in the 
MFA's International Organizations Department, who told us 
that Russia would support only a six-month extension of the 
MINUSTAH mandate.  He argued that a mandate of six months 
vice one year would force the Haitians to begin to think 
about assuming more responsibility for their affairs.  He 
acknowledged that both the Contact Group of donors and the 
states supplying most of the peacekeepers supported the 
longer period, but claimed that the six month mandate should 
not interfere in their mission planning. 
 
2.  (C)  Safronkov told us that Russia was coordinating 
closely with China on the mandate.  When pressed to encourage 
the Chinese to take into account their responsibilities as a 
P-5 member in reviewing the mandate, Safronkov noted that it 
would also be useful if the Haitians, who were dependent on 
the goodwill of the international community and especially 
the UNSC, took into account the realities of the Security 
Council.  Russia acknowledged that Haiti, just like any 
state, could determine with whom it would have diplomatic 
relations, but at the same time, the Haitians needed to 
accept the fact that their vocal support for Taiwan at UNGA 
could have consequences. 
 
3. (C)  On February 14 we delivered the same points to Sergey 
Tarasov of the MFA's Office of Caribbean Affairs.  Tarasov 
told us that Russia valued MINUSTAH, pointing out the GOR 
contributed to the police contingent in Haiti.  He said that 
Russia would continue its support, but he judged that while 
some progress had been made in Haiti, the country would need 
MINUSTAH for several years to come. 
BURNS

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