Nazarbayev and Obama focus on diplomatic solution to Ukraine crisis

March 12, 2014

ASTANA

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev and U.S. President Barack Obama in a telephone call exchanged views on international and regional security with the focus on a peaceful solution to the political situation in Ukraine, the Kazakh president’s press office said.

“The presidents of Kazakhstan and the United States confirmed the need for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine and use of diplomatic ways to ensure the territorial integrity of the country and bring closer the positions of all parties involved,” the press office said on Tuesday.

Nazarbayev stressed that this crisis should be resolved only through negotiations of all parties.

Obama proposed introducing an effective mechanism under the auspices of international organizations such as the UN or the OSCE to resolve the situation in Ukraine.

In addition, the parties discussed the prospects of Kazakh-US relations, as well as preparations for the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on March 24-25.

Source:Interfax-Kazakhstan