Kazakhstan, Astana, July 10 / Trend , K.Konirova/
Kazakhstan supports U.S. President Barack Obama's initiative to hold the 2010 Global Summit on Nuclear Safety in New York, Kazakh President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, said today during a meeting with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political Affairs, William Burns, Ak-Orda reported.
In turn, the Assistant Secretary of State said that the United States supported the presidency of Kazakhstan in OSCE in 2010.
"President Nursultan Nazarbayev has demonstrated leadership on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The United States is also determined to prevent its spread and to set an example to other countries of how that can be achieved. Proof of this is the understanding that was reached between Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama on signing in the future agreement on further reductions of nuclear arsenals. Therefore, the United States appreciates the leadership which the Kazakh president demonstrates," Burns said at a briefing for journalists after his meeting with the Kazakh president.
The sides also discussed international issues of mutual interest, in particular, the problem of stabilizing the situation in Afghanistan.
Burns stressed that the American delegation's Astana visit, which he is leading, reflects the priority that President Obama attaches to relations with Kazakhstan," the president's press service reported.
The meetings focused on perspectives of bilateral cooperation, regional security and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Ak-Orda reported.