President reshuffles Cabinet
Last Friday the government of Kazakhstan resigned their positions in accordance with Para 1, Article 70 of the constitution following the re-election of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The same day the President re-appointed Karim Masimov as Prime Minister.
Yesterday the process of appointing the new Cabinet began, seven new appointments have been made and only the position of Justice minister remains unfilled. New appointments are:
Yerzhan Kh. Kazykhanov as Minister for Foreign Affairs. He was previously Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and before that served as Ambassador to the Austria and the United Nations.
Kalmukhanbet Kasmyov as Minister of Internal Affairs. Previously he headed the Ministry’s Department for East Kazakhstan.
Asylzhan Mamytbekov as Minister of Agriculture, he was Chairman of the Executive Board of KazAgro National Company.
Kairat Kelimbetov as Minister of Economic Development and Trade. He was Chairman of Samruk Kaznya Sovereign Wealth Fund.
Berik Kamaliev as Minister of Transport & Communications. He was Vice Minister of Trade & Industry.
Talgat Ermegiyaev as Minister of Sports and Tourism, he was previously Vice Minister of Sports.
Yerbol T. Orynbayevas Deputy Prime Minister, he was previously Head of the Prime Minister’s Office.
The following Ministers were reappointed to their previous positions:
First Deputy Prime Minister, Umirzak Y. Shukeev
Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry & Technology, Asset Issekeshev
Minister of Defense, Adilbek Dzhaksybekov
Minister of Communications, Askar Zhumagaliyev
Minister of Education and Science, Bakytzhan Zhumagulov
Minister of Healthcare, Salidat Kairbekova
Minister of Labor and Social Protection, Gulshara Abdykalikova
Minister of Finance, Bolat Zhamishev
Minister of Environmental Protection, Nurgali Ashim
Minister of Culture, Mukhtar Kul-Mukhammed
Minister of Oil and Gas, Sauat Mynbayev
Minister of Emergency Situations, Vladimir Bozhko.