Kazakhstan

Yerzhan Kh. Kazykhanov


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Presidential Assistant

Born on 21 August 1964 in Almaty. He graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University, Faculty of Oriental studies (1987). Fluent in English and Arabic. Holds the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

1987 to 1989 – military service in armed forces.

1989 – 1992 – Second Secretary, First Secretary at the Protocol-Political Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

1992 – 1995 – Head of Division, Deputy Chief of State Protocol Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

1995 – 2000 – First Secretary, Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the United Nations in New York.

2000 – 2003 – Director of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2003 – 2007 – Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Cuba (non-resident).

2007 – 2008 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

February to December 2008 – Assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2009 – 2011 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Austria, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the International Organizations in Vienna.

From February to April 2011 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

On 11 April 2011, Yerzhan Kazykhanov was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a post he held until September 2012.

Awarded with the medal “For valorous work”(2005), anniversary medals “10 years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan”(2001), “10 years of the Constitution of Kazakhstan”(2005), “10 years of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan”(2006), “10 years of Astana”(2008).

Holds a PhD in history. Mr. Kazykhanov is the author of numerous articles and publications in Kazakh and foreign periodicals on multilateral diplomacy issues and the United Nations.

Source: Prime Minister’s website – http://pm.kz/page/government_guide

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