President Tokayev appoints new foreign minister


President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has officially appointed Murat Nurtleu new foreign minister of Kazakhstan, according to the president’s press service.

«By the president’s edict, Muran Nurtleu has been appointed deputy prime minister – minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He was discharged from the previous position of the head of the president’s office,» the press service said in a statement.

Murat Nurtleu was born in 1976. He graduated from Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi.

Over the years of his professional career, Nurtleu worked as a second secretary in the MFA’s department of Asia and Africa, as an adviser to a foreign minister, as a minister-counselor at the permanent delegation of Kazakhstan in Geneva, Switzerland and as a deputy head of foreign policy center in the president’s office.

From 2016 to 2019 Nurtleu served as Kazakhstan’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Finland and Estonia.

From 2022 to April 2023 he used to serve as the head of the president’s office.

On March 29, the country’s cabinet members resigned after the parliamentary elections, as the constitution requires them to do.

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