New head of Competition Protection Agency appointed in Kazakhstan

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Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan. 23

By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:

Kazakh former ambassador to Russia Galim Orazbakov has been appointed head of the Kazakh Competition Protection Agency, the agency said on Wednesday.

"Galim Orazbakov has been appointed chairman of the Competition Protection Agency (Antimonopoly Agency)," according to the agency's Facebook statement.

Bolatbek Kuandikov previously held this position.

Kazakh Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov introduced the new head and outlined the agency's tasks.

"Taking into account the execution of the president's instructions, the agency has important tasks to create favorable conditions for business and competitive sphere," head of the Cabinet of Ministers said.

Akhmetov wished success to the agency staff.

Orazbakov was formerly the Kazakh ambassador to the Russian Federation, a position he had held since April 2012. Earlier, he served as Kazakh ambassador in Israel, Minister of Industry and Trade, president of Kazakhstan Engineering national company and other positions.

Translated by NH
Edited by CN

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