New defense minister appointed in Kazakhstan
Astana, Kazakhstan, Oct. 22
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Astana's former mayor Imangali Tasmagambetov has been appointed Defense Minister of Kazakhstan, says the tweet on Kazakh president's official Twitter page Oct. 22.
"President Nazarbayev introduced new Defense Minister Imangali Tasmagambetov to the staff," said the statement.
Tasmagambetov has served as Almaty's mayor from 2004-2008, and from 2008 as Astana's mayor.
He also served as the Secretary of State of Kazakhstan. He headed the government of the country, as well as the presidential administration.
Earlier, Serik Akhmetov served as the Defense Minister of Kazakhstan.