The President spoke today with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan. The two leaders discussed the strong and comprehensive U.S.-Kazakhstani relationship and partnership for improving global security. They affirmed their shared interest in seeking a peaceful resolution to the situation in eastern Ukraine and agreed on the importance of upholding the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity. The President reiterated that the path to a negotiated resolution of the conflict lies in full implementation of the Minsk Agreement, which Russia has signed. He encouraged Kazakhstan to continue playing an active role in finding a peaceful outcome to the situation in Ukraine.