Obama calls Kazakh counterpart to advance peaceful solution to Ukraine
tial residence, Akorda, said Thursday.
Obama made the call late Wednesday, Akorda said, to discuss the situation in the south-eastern Ukraine.
The two leaders also discussed the prospects of strengthening bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and the United States, as well as a number of other topical issues on the international agenda.
According to Akorda, Obama assured Nazarbayev that he was committed to finding a diplomatic solution to the situation in Ukraine and stressed the importance of implementing the Sept. 5 Minsk Protocol in order to resolve the conflict.
Obama praised Kazakhstan’s efforts in strengthening international security and expressed his hope that the Kazakh President would continue to actively contribute to finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine, Akorda added.
Nazarbayev again expressed his country’s commitment and his personal one as well, to deal with the issue.
The Kazakh president reminded Obama that economic sanctions against Russia have been affecting the entire Central Asian region as well, and asked his U.S. counterpart to get involved more actively in the search for compromise on Ukraine.