Kazakhstan Ministry of Defence (http://www.mod.gov.kz) is the central executive body implementing the state policy in the sphere of defense, and is in charge of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Nurlan Yermekbayev

Minister of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan





Nurlan Yermekbayev was born January 1, 1963, in Shymkent.

In 1986, he graduated with honors from the Military Red Banner Institute of the USSR Ministry of Defense, as an officer with knowledge of Chinese and English. In 1996, he graduated from the Kazakh State Architecture and Construction Academy with a degree in engineering and economics. In different years he worked in commercial enterprises, the structure of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Nurlan Yermekbayev served as advisor to the President of Kazakhstan —  at the Foreign Policy Center of the Presidential Administration (2006-2007), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007-2010), assistant to the President (2010-2012), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the People's Republic of China, concurrently to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (2012-2014), assistant to the President —  Secretary of the Security Council (2014-2016), Minister of Religious Affairs and Civil Society (2016-April 2018).

Since August, 2018, serves as Minister of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Published: 17 September 2013



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