Kazakh President Appoints New Foreign Minister

Kazakh President Appoints New Foreign Minister

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has appointed Kairat Abdrakhmanov to the post of foreign minister, the press service of the president said in a message Dec. 28.

Abdrakhmanov previously served as permanent representative of Kazakhstan to the UN.

By Nazarbayev’s another decree, Kazakh former Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov has been relieved of his post due to his transfer to another job.

In November, 26 2013 his Excellency Kairat Abdrakhmanov was appointed Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations.

Previously to this position Abdrakhmanov was ambassador of Kazakhstan to Austria and Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna. In addition, the ambassador was Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the Organization for Security and co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Chief of Mission – Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of Kazakhstan to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The ambassador attended Kazakh State National University and he speaks English and Russian. Kairat Abdrakhmanov was born in April 21, 1964, he is married and has two children.