07MOSCOW4308, RUSSIA WILL ATTEND EXPERT-LEVEL NEIGHBORS

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07MOSCOW4308 2007-08-31 13:57 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXRO5669
PP RUEHBC RUEHDE RUEHIHL RUEHKUK
DE RUEHMO #4308 2431357
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 311357Z AUG 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3486
INFO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE

C O N F I D E N T I A L MOSCOW 004308 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/31/2017 
TAGS: PGOV PREL IZ RS
SUBJECT: RUSSIA WILL ATTEND EXPERT-LEVEL NEIGHBORS 
CONFERENCE PREPARATORY MEETINGS SEPTEMBER 8-9 IN BAGHDAD 
 
REF: BAGHDAD 2802 
 
Classified By: Political M/C Alice G. Wells for reasons 1.4 b and d. 
 
(C) Russia will attend the expert-level meeting the GOI plans 
to host September 8-9 in Baghdad to set the groundwork for 
the expanded neighbors ministerial scheduled for October in 
Istanbul.  MFA Middle East Department First Secretary Elbrus 
Kutraschev told us on August 30 that a GOR delegation 
consisting of staff from its Baghdad Embassy will attend. 
Citing security concerns,  Kutraschev stressed that the GOR 
would prefer that this and other international meetings be 
held outside of Iraq in order to avoid requiring Russian 
diplomats to travel in Baghdad. 
Burns

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