07MOSCOW2419, OSCE: DEMARCHE ON RUSSIAN DRAFT OSCE CHARTER

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07MOSCOW2419 2007-05-24 10:47 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXRO5225
PP RUEHDBU RUEHFL RUEHLA RUEHMRE RUEHROV RUEHSR
DE RUEHMO #2419 1441047
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 241047Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0541
INFO RUCNOSC/OSCE POST COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

C O N F I D E N T I A L MOSCOW 002419 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/24/2017 
TAGS: PREL OSCE KTIA PGOV RS
SUBJECT: OSCE:  DEMARCHE ON RUSSIAN DRAFT OSCE CHARTER 
 
REF: STATE 69698 
 
Classified By: Political M/C Alice G. Wells.  Reasons:  1.4(B/D). 
 
1.  (C)  We met May 23 with MFA OSCE Section Chief Valeriy 
Maslin to discuss the Russian draft OSCE "Charter."  Drawing 
from reftel points, we stressed that while the U.S. favored a 
Convention on the OSCE's Legal Personality, the negotiating 
mandate for the Convention was limited and did not extend to 
a broader revision of the OSCE acquis.  We underlined U.S. 
opposition to consideration of the Russian draft Charter that 
was circulated in Vienna on May 17. 
 
2.  (C)  Maslin reiterated Russia's position that a Charter 
was needed to ensure that the OSCE was a "full fledged" 
organization able to work effectively, taking into account 
the interests of all Participating States.  In Russia's view, 
a Charter could codify decisions reaching back to the 
Helsinki Agreement, define the responsibilities of OSCE 
decisionmaking bodies in a transparent fashion, and allow for 
greater effectiveness.  Maslin would not discuss the terms of 
the 2006 Ministerial decision launching discussions of the 
OSCE's legal status and privileges and immunities; instead, 
he argued that the Convention and a Charter should be seen as 
a "package."  In the MFA's view, the Convention was a 
limited, technical document that should be "subordinated" to 
the Charter. 
 
3.  (C)  Maslin asked whether the U.S. had specific 
objections to the Russian draft.  We noted that the U.S. was 
not planning to engage on the Russian draft, but drawing from 
reftel, noted that the U.S. had a number of objections to the 
text.  Maslin expressed an interest in addressing specific 
U.S. concerns. 
BURNS

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