The state and prospects of the Kazakh-U.S. relations, as well as the progress of the preparations for the upcoming Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on March 24-25 were discussed during the conversation.
The leaders of the two states exchanged opinions on the issues of international and regional security. Much emphasis was laid on the internal political situation in Ukraine.
The Presidents of Kazakhstan and the US confirmed the need for a peaceful settlement of the crisis in Ukraine through diplomatic means, which would ensure territorial integrity of this country and contribute to bringing closer the positions of all parties concerned.
Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed that this problem should be settled only through negotiations with all participants of the process.
In turn, Barack Obama emphasised the need to create an effective mechanism under the auspices of international organisations such as the UN or the OSCE in order to settle the situation in Ukraine.