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09NICOSIA539 2009-08-19 07:01:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Nicosia
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CYPRUS: GOVERNMENT SHARES USG VIEWS ON AFGHAN

Tags:   KPAO PREL PGOV AF CY 
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R 190701Z AUG 09 
FM AMEMBASSY NICOSIA 
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0098 
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE 
RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA 5511 
RUEHTH/AMEMBASSY ATHENS 
RUEHBUL/AMEMBASSY KABUL 0032 
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 1513
					  UNCLAS NICOSIA 000539 

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR EUR/SE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KPAO PREL PGOV AF CY
SUBJECT: CYPRUS: GOVERNMENT SHARES USG VIEWS ON AFGHAN
ELECTIONS

REF: STATE 83031



1. (SBU) On August 17, Charge shared reftel points on
upcoming Afghan elections with MFA Political Director Rea
Yiordamlis, emphasizing the need for credibility of the
process, a legitimate outcome, and the impartiality of the
USG. Yiordamlis welcomed the USG position and expressed
broad agreement with this message, particularly on the need
for crediblity. Yiordamlis said that Cyprus, like the US,
wants to see fair elections that result in a legitimate
outcome. While acknowledging that the security situation in
Afghanistan is "difficult" -- and that this could have a
negative effect on the elections -- Yiordamlis nevertheless
hoped that violence would subside.


Cohen