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09DHAKA449
2009-05-04 11:31:00
UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
Embassy Dhaka
Cable title:  

ENGAGING OIC STATES ON KOSOVO RECOGNITION

Tags:   PREL  KV  BG 
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DE RUEHKA #0449 1241131
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 041131Z MAY 09 ZDF
FM AMEMBASSY DHAKA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8764
INFO RUCNCLS/ALL SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA COLLECTIVE
RUCNISL/ISLAMIC COLLECTIVE
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 2086
RUEHGO/AMEMBASSY RANGOON 2844
						UNCLAS DHAKA 000449 

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KV BG
SUBJECT: ENGAGING OIC STATES ON KOSOVO RECOGNITION

REF: A. SECSTATE 41665

B. DHAKA 392



1. (SBU) The Ambassador raised reftel points with Foreign
Minister Dipu Moni May 4, following a demarche by Poloff to
Samina Naz, Director of the Americas Wing of the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, on April 29. According to Naz, the GOB was
still considering its policy vis-a-vis Kosovo, including how
to vote on Kosovo's membership in the World Bank and
International Monetary Fund. The Ambassador stressed to FM
Moni the importance of registering a vote on the membership,
even if it was an abstention, in order to achieve a quorum of
voters. In response, Moni nodded and said: "We have had a
chat on that."

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2. (SBU) Naz's remarks and FM Moni's demeanor indicated that
the MFA, at least, appeared to be mulling a "yes" vote on the
WB/IMF membership as a means of showing support of Kosovo
short of full recognition. However, the Finance Minister told
the Ambassador April 16 that Bangladesh would abstain on the
WB/IMF vote (ref B).
MORIARTY