Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (http://mfa.gov.kz) is the central executive body in the field of foreign policy, managing the single system of diplomatic service agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Beibut Atamkulov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

 

 

Beibut Atamkulov was born on May 19, 1964.

In 1986 graduated from Lenin Kazakh Polytechnic Institute as a metallurgical engineer. In 2000 he graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Finance and Economics, he is a candidate of economic sciences.

He began his career in 1985 as a furnace operator of copper-smelling works of Norilsk Mining and Smelting Group named after Zavenyagin. 

From 1986 to 1991 he was a furnace operator, master, head master of refine workshop, chief engineer, deputy head of department of Chimkent Leaden Factory.

From 1991 to 1995 he worked in the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations as a chief specialist, head of Chermetexport of the Kazmetalexport Republican Foreign Economic Enterprise, first deputy CEO of Kazakhstan Sauda Foreign Trade Company.

From 1995 to 1996 he was first deputy CEO of Karaganda Metallurgical Kombinat State JSC (Temirtau).

From 1996 to 2006 he ran a business.

In 2006-2007 he was counselor, minister-counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Russian Federation (Moscow).

In 2007-2008 he was minister-counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Islamic Republic of Iran (Tehran).

In 2008-2010 he was general consul of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Frankfurt on the Main (Germany).

In 2010-2012 he was ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and Philippines

In 2012-2014 he was executive secretary of Ministry of Industry and New Technologies.

In 2014-2015 he was executive secretary of Ministry of Investment and Development.

In 2015-2016 he was akim of South Kazakhstan region.

In 2016-2018 he was minister of defense and aerospace industry.

On Dec. 26, 2018, he was appointed minister of foreign affairs.

On Feb. 25, 2019, by the Decree of the President he was appointed minister of foreign affairs.

He speaks Kazakh, Russian and English languages.

 

Published: 17 September 2013

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