Economic sanctions against Russia also affect Central Asian region
Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan. 23
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakh and US Presidents Nursultan Nazarbayev and Barack Obama had a telephone conversation, Kazakh president's official website reported.
"The sides discussed the prospects of bilateral relations, as well as relevant issues on the international agenda," the statement says. "The two leaders discussed the situation in the south-east of Ukraine."
President Nazarbayev informed his US counterpart that he is personally involved in the issue. The Kazakh side thinks that this issue can be solved through negotiations at the level of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France.
"President Nazarbayev urged his US counterpart to search for a compromise on the Ukrainian issue more actively," the statement says. "The president said that the economic sanctions against Russia also affect the Central Asian region."
President Obama assured his Kazakh counterpart that he stands for a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Ukraine. He stressed that, first of all, it is necessary to fulfill the Minsk agreements.
President Obama also appreciated Kazakhstan's efforts in strengthening international security and expressed the hope that the president will continue to actively contribute to a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine.
The conversation was initiated by the American side.
Edited by CN