Readout of the President’s Call with President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan

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.