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New Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
Kairat Abdrakhmanov, the new Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Abdrakhmanov was Ambassador to Austria, where he also represented his country at the international organizations based in Vienna since 2011. From 2008 until 2011, he was Kazakhstan’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), chairing its Permanent Council in 2010.
Mr. Abdrakhmanov served an earlier term as Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to international organizations in Vienna, from 2007 to 2008. He was Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2007 and served a previous stint, between 1999 and 2001.
In a distinguished foreign service career, Mr. Abdrakhmanov served as Ambassador to Israel from 2003 to 2006, and as Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister-Counsellor in the United Kingdom, beginning in 2001.
He was Director of the Foreign Ministry’s Department of Bilateral Cooperation from 1998 to 1999, Deputy Chief and then Chief of the Asia Department between 1994 and 1998. During that period, he also served as Deputy Director of the Asia, Middle East and Africa Department, and Director of the Department of Europe and the Americas, having joined the Foreign Ministry in 1993 as a Third Secretary in the Europe Department.
Mr. Abdrakhmanov attended the Kazakh State National University from 1981 to 1987.
Born on 21 April 1964, he is married and has two children.
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