«Daddy has restored the balance»: on the latest staff changes in Kazakhstan
Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan Nurtai Abykayev was relieved of his duties on his own request earlier today. President Nursultan Nazarbayev immediately made Abykayev ambassador to Russia.
Previous ambassador Janseit Tumebayev, 48, became Cabinet member (education and science) last Wednesday.
"Abykayev volunteered for diplomatic service and I granted him his wish. He will become our ambassador in Russia," Nursultan Nazarbayev said. The Senate unanimously voted to relieve Abykayev of his duties of Senate chairman.
Nazarbayev nominated Kasymjomart Tokayev, 53, for chairmanship in the Senate. Former foreign minister, Tokayev left this post to Marat Tajin, ex-presidential aide and secretary of the Security Council.