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 on Jan. 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 Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Nurlan Yermekbayev served as adviser to the President of Kazakhstan —  at the Foreign Policy Center of the Presidential Administration (2006-2007), vice minister of foreign affairs (2007-2010), assistant to the President (2010-2012), ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan in the People's Republic of China, concurrently in 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 (2016-2018).

From April 2018 to August 2018, he held the post of assistant to the President – Secretary of the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In August 2018 he was appointed minister of defense.

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

On March 18, 2019, by the Presidential Decree №877, he was awarded the rank of Major General.

Published: 17 September 2013



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