Imangali Tasmagambetov is new Minister of Defence
President Nursultan Nazarbayev has appointed Imangali Tasmagambetov as the new Minister of Defence of Kazakhstan. He replaces Serik Akhmetov who has resigned.
Imangali Tasmagambetov (57) was Prime Minister of Kazakhstan between January 2002 and June 2003. In 2004 he became Mayor of Almaty and in 2008 took up the post of Mayor of Astana, the capital, until his present appointment.