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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

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.