Kazakh president reshuffles senior officials

Published December 18, 2019, 3:27 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Reuters

ALMATY – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday named Kanat Bozumbayev, previously energy minister, a presidential aide, and reshuffled a number of other senior officials.

FILE PHOTO: Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, December 5, 2019. (REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)

Tokayev did not immediately name a new energy minister, a key position in the oil-and-gas exporting Central Asian nation.

Tokayev appointed Madina Abylkasymova, until now a deputy central bank governor, the head of a newly established financial supervision agency.

He also removed political heavyweight Imangali Tasmagambetov from the position of Kazakhstan’s ambassador to Russia, saying he was reaching retirement age.

The Kazakh president also sacked his deputy chief of staff, Darkhan Kaletayev, without providing any reason, and replaced him with Maulen Ashimbayev, previously an aide.

 
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Kazakh president reshuffles senior officials

Published December 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

ALMATY – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday named Kanat Bozumbayev, previously energy minister, a presidential aide, and reshuffled a number of other senior officials.

FILE PHOTO: Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, December 5, 2019. (REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)

Tokayev did not immediately name a new energy minister, a key position in the oil-and-gas exporting Central Asian nation.

Tokayev appointed Madina Abylkasymova, until now a deputy central bank governor, the head of a newly established financial supervision agency.

He also removed political heavyweight Imangali Tasmagambetov from the position of Kazakhstan’s ambassador to Russia, saying he was reaching retirement age.

The Kazakh president also sacked his deputy chief of staff, Darkhan Kaletayev, without providing any reason, and replaced him with Maulen Ashimbayev, previously an aide.

 
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