ASTANA, February 13. /TASS/. The Normandy Four (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine) leaders may have another meeting in Astana, the press service of Kazakhstan’s president said on Friday after President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The two leaders discussed the results of the recent Normandy Four summit in the Belarusian capital city of Minsk and agreed that another summit meeting of the four leaders was possible in Astana, the press service said.
"Merkel stressed the importance of the Kazakh president’s efforts to promote the process of peace settlement of the conflict in southeastern Ukraine and asked to continue these major efforts, pointing to a possibility of organizing a Normandy Four meeting in Astana," the press service said, adding that the conversation was initiated by the German side.
Nazarbayev and Merkel expressed the hope that peace efforts by all parties will promote settlement of the crisis in Ukraine.