ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev said on Thursday he would meet with US President Donald Trump in January in Washington.
“During our telephone conversation, President (Donald) Trump invited me to visit the White House,” Nazarbayev said during the third meeting of the Astana club, an international forum that brings together experts, business leaders and politicians to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Eurasia.
Kazakhstan will begin its presidency of the United Nations Security Council starting Jan. 1, and both leaders agreed to meet in Washington during Nazarbayev’s visit to the US to mark that occasion.
In addition, the Kazakh president spoke about existing ties between the two countries, especially in the economic arena.
“More than 300 American companies operate in Kazakhstan, investing some $50 billion in our country,” Nazarbayev said.
“We want this cooperation to continue,” he added.