02/02/2020 08:53 AM EST
Office of the Spokesperson
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Kazakhstani First President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Secretary Pompeo discussed a range of global and regional issues with Kazakhstan’s elder statesman and praised the breadth and depth of the bilateral relationship begun under Nazarbayev’s leadership. The Secretary commended Nazarbayev’s legacy of principled leadership on nuclear non-proliferation, highlighting the positive model set by Kazakhstan’s repatriation of its citizens from Syria and Iraq. Secretary Pompeo encouraged Kazakhstan’s continued reforms in support of civil society and fundamental freedoms.