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06KYIV4232, UKRAINE: AMBASSADOR URGES RAPID WTO ACCESSION

November 9, 2006

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06KYIV4232 2006-11-09 15:22 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Kyiv

VZCZCXYZ0002
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKV #4232 3131522
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 091522Z NOV 06
FM AMEMBASSY KYIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0343
INFO RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 0023
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 0008
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC

C O N F I D E N T I A L KYIV 004232 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
GENEVA FOR USTR 
STATE PLEASE PASS TO USTR FOR KLEIN/MOLNAR 
USDOC FOR 4231/ITA/OEENIS/NISD/CLUCYCK 
STATE FOR EUR/UMB, EB/TPP/BTA, AND EB/TPP/MTA 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/08/2016 
TAGS: ETRD PREL WTRO UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE: AMBASSADOR URGES RAPID WTO ACCESSION 
 
REF: A. STATE 180216 
 
     B. KYIV 4187 
 
Classified By: AMBASSADOR, FOR REASONS 1.4 (B) AND (D) 
 
 1. (C) Ambassador delivered ref A points urging rapid WTO 
accession to Mykola Azarov, First Deputy Prime Minister, in 
the context of a broad ranging meeting on November 3. 
Ambassador emphasized that Washington would be watching the 
status of Ukraine's accession very closely and would consider 
it an important indicator of the new government's direction. 
Azarov acknowledged the significance of the issue but offered 
no substantive comment. 
 
2. (C) Ambassador also pressed for swift progress on WTO 
accession during a November 2 lunch with Prime Minister 
Viktor Yanukovych (ref B).  Yanukovych promised forward 
movement on accession, but cautioned that his government did 
not want to force legislation through Parliament but would 
proceed on "our own schedule." 
 
3. (C) In addition, Ambassador highlighted ref A points 
regarding importance of WTO accession as a signal of 
Ukraine's foreign policy orientation to Rada Speaker Moroz on 
November 7.  Moroz said that the plan is to have all 
legislation passed by early December to allow for Ukraine's 
accession as soon as possible.  However, he qualified his 
comments, as he has in the past, that as the Rada passes this 
legislation it must ensure that it protects Ukraine's 
national interests and raised agricultural subsidies as a 
possible stumbling block. 
Taylor

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