ASTANA. June 21. KAZINFORM U.S. President Barack Obama has reached out to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to praise Kazakhstan’s efforts in organization of the Iranian nuclear talks in Almaty earlier this year, Kazinform has learnt from Akorda‘s press service.
In a letter to Nursultan Nazarbayev, President Obama noted he shared his positive opinion regarding the dynamics of relations between the countries in the two decades since Kazakhstan gained its independence.
“The dialogue on strategic partnership between the U.S. and Kazakhstan demonstrates common vision and commitment to solve modern challenges. I am thankful to Kazakhstan for its strong stand in the issue of stabilization of the situation in Afghanistan,” the letter reads.
Prior to withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Barack Obama assured Kazakh Leader that the U.S. will keep its presence in the region. In his words, both the U.S. and Kazakhstan are keen to ensure well-being for the people of Afghanistan.
Expressing his profound gratitude to Nursultan Nazarbayev for his non-proliferation efforts in the international arena, President Obama emphasized the issue of nuclear security and non-proliferation is the priority for his administration. In addition, he highly commended Kazakhstan’s efforts in organization and holding of Iran-5+1 nuclear talks this year.
Barack Obama also stressed Kazakhstan can count on the United States in terms of political and social modernization, including becoming a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
President Obama concludes his letter to President Nazarbayev by sharing his hope for further fruitful cooperation between the two countries in a variety of key areas.
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