Kairat Abdrakhmanov

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Kazakhstan

28 December 2016 – present: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

26 November 2013 – 28 December 2016: Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations

2011-2013: Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Austria – Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna

2008-2011: Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Chairperson of the OSCE Permanent Council (2010), Vienna

2007-2008: Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Austria – Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna

2006-2007: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

2003-2006: Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the State of Israel

2001-2003: Deputy Chief of Mission – Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

1999-2001: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

1998-1999: Director of the Department of Bilateral Co-operation (Europe & Americas, Asia, Middle East & Africa), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

1994-1998: Head of Division, Deputy Chief, and Chief of the Department of Asia; Deputy Director of the Department of Asia, Middle East & Africa; Director of the Department of Europe and Americas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

1993-1994: Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Third, Second Secretary at the Department of Europe.

1987-1993 – Lecturer in History at Kazakh National Technical University; Post-graduate studies at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Education: 1981-1987: Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (History)

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Date of birth: 21 April 1964
Married, has two children
Languages: Kazakh, Russian, English
Awarded by the Orders of Kazakhstan “Kurmet” (Honor) and “Parasat” (Wisdom)