17 May, 2022 813

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is 69 years old

Tokayev is the author of 10 books on international relations. Awarded with numerous awards.


Today, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev celebrates his 69th birthday. Biography Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev was born on May 17, 1953 in Almaty. Father - Kemel Tokaevich Tokaev (1923−1986), participant in the Great Patriotic War, famous writer, founder of the detective-adventure genre in Kazakh literature.\

Mother - Turar Shabarbaeva (1931-2000), worked at the Alma-Ata Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages. Tokayev graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1975, completed a pre-graduation internship at the USSR Embassy in China, and in 1983-1984 he did an internship at the Beijing Linguistic Institute. In 1992 he graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Russian Federation. He began his career in 1975 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR and was sent to work at the Soviet embassy in the Republic of Singapore.

In 1979 he returned to the apparatus of the USSR Foreign Ministry. In 1984-1985 he worked at the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then was sent to the Soviet Embassy in the People's Republic of China, where he worked until 1991 as second secretary, first secretary and adviser. In 1992 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 1993 he became the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 1994 he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In March 1999, he became Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In October 1999, with the consent of the Parliament, by decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, he was appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In January 2002, he became Secretary of State - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From 2003 to 2007 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In this post, he took an active part in the global process of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

In January 2007, he was elected Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2008, as speaker of the upper house of the Kazakh parliament, he was elected Vice President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. In March 2011, he was appointed UN Under-Secretary-General, Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva, as well as Personal Representative of the UN Secretary-General at the Conference on Disarmament.

He also served as Secretary General of the Conference on Disarmament. He was elected chairman of the councils of foreign ministers of the CIS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. On October 16, 2013, he was re-elected Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Presidency On March 20, 2019, he took the oath as the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. On June 9, 2019, he won the early presidential elections, gaining 70.96% and was elected President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. On June 12, 2019, in accordance with Article 42 of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, he took the oath and officially took office as head of state. Other positions Since 2007, a member of the Nur Otan party and the Bureau of the political council of the party. On January 28, 2022, at the Extraordinary XXI Congress of the Nur Otan Party, he was unanimously elected Chairman of the Party.

Since April 2021, Chairman of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan. Since January 2022, Chairman of the Security Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Doctor of Political Sciences. Active member of the World Academy of Humanities and Natural Sciences. Member of the "Council of Wise Men" of the Munich Security Conference.

Honorary Professor of the Shenzhen University (China) and the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Honorary President of the Kazakhstan Council on Foreign Relations. Honorary Dean of the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations. According to the Russian Biographical Society, he was included in the list of laureates of the "Person of the Year - 2018"

For 13 years he headed the Table Tennis Federation of Kazakhstan. Personal life Author of 10 books on international relations. He was awarded numerous state awards of the Republic of Kazakhstan and foreign countries, as well as commemorative medals.

Supporter of a healthy lifestyle. He is fond of reading fiction, political and memoir literature. Divorced. Tokaev's ex-wife is Nadezhda Davydovna Tokaeva. The couple has a son - Timur Tokaev, he is now 38 years old, is engaged in business, a major entrepreneur in the oil sector. He also heads the charitable foundation named after his grandfather, Kemel Tokayev.

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