Trump Welcomes Kazakhstan President to WH
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The White House has said Trump and Nursultan Nazarbayev (nur-sul-TAHN' nah-sar-BAH'-yev) will discuss ways to strengthen their partnership on security and economic issues.
Kazakhstan also holds the rotating presidency on the U.N. Security Council. The White House said the leaders are also expected to discuss international challenges during its tenure heading the council, particularly with respect to Afghanistan. Non-proliferation issues are also on the agenda.
The leaders will meet in the Oval Office before delivering scheduled statements to the press.
Trump and Nazarbayev are to continue their talks over a working lunch.
President Trump also said he wants immigrants to come to the U.S. from "everywhere," despite having said behind closed doors that he'd prefer more immigrants from countries like Norway and not Africa.
Trump was responding to questions as he met with President Nazarbayev.
Trump said: "We want 'em to come in from everywhere, everywhere."
Trump was meeting with lawmakers about a potential deal on immigration last week when he questioned why the U.S. should admit more people from Africa and Haiti. Trump also expressed a preference for immigrants from countries like Norway, which is overwhelmingly white.
That's according to Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who attended, and others who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorized to describe it publicly.