(By Dr Shahid Qureshi – Chief Editor) :-
Kazakhstan appointed Mukhtar Tileuberdi a professional diplomat as new Foreign Minister.
Mukhtar Tileuberdi, until recently First Deputy Foreign Minister, has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Mukhtar Tileuberdi was born on June 30, 1968. He graduated from the Philosophy and Economics Faculty of S. Kirov Kazakh State University in Almaty, completed an internship at the Institute of Asian and African Studies of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Language Institute of Yonsei University (Republic of Korea). He speaks English and Korean.
After graduation, he worked at the Departments of History of Philosophy and Chinese Philology of Al-Farabi Kazakh State University.
M. Tileuberdi began his diplomatic service at the MFA of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 1993 as an attaché. During his career at the Ministry, he worked as a Third Secretary at the Asia Division, First Secretary at the Asia, Middle East and Africa Department, Head of Division at the Bilateral Cooperation Department. He worked abroad as a Second Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Republic of Korea and a Counselor in the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the State of Israel.
He served as an Adviser to the Secretary of State at the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2003, he was appointed Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs.
In 2004, M. Tileuberdi was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Malaysia and, since 2005, with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of the Philippines.
In 2009, he was appointed to the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Swiss Confederation with concurrent accreditation to the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Vatican City State, as well as of the Permanent Representative of the Republic Kazakhstan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva. In 2015, he was accredited as the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan with concurrent accreditation to the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta.
From 2016 to 2019, he served as First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
On September 18, 2019, by the decree of the President of Kazakhstan he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs.
He is awarded with medal “For Distinguished Labour” (2014) as well as other anniversary medals and Letters of Commendation of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2003, 2010).
Minister Tileuberdi holds the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.