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Secretary of State of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The status and powers of the Secretary of State of the Republic of Kazakhstan have been approved by the presidential decree dated August 13, 2007 No. 379.

The Secretary of State of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter referred to as the Secretary of State) is an official of the Republic of Kazakhstan who is appointed and relieved of his post by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Secretary of State carries out his activities under the guidance of the President of theRepublic of Kazakhstan and is in charge of and accountable to the President.

The Secretary of State carries out the following powers:

  • to prepare proposals for the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on key directions of national and foreign policy;
  • to represent the interests of the President in relation to the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and its houses, other state authorities, political parties and other public organizations, as well as in international relations;
  • to coordinate activity of the Advisory Boards under the President of the Republic ofKazakhstan. The following Advisory Boards are currently active: Commission on Human Rights, Commission on Fight against Corruption, Commission on Awarding the State Prize of Peace and Progress of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of a Nation, Republican Commission on State Symbols, Republican Commission on Personnel Training Abroad, Commission on Awarding the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Literature and Art, Commission on Awarding the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Science and Technology, Commission on Citizenship, Public Commission on Awarding the Prize and Grants of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Field of Mass Media, Commission of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan.
  • to receive credentials from the ambassadors accredited concurrently to the Republic ofKazakhstan;
  • to exercise other powers in accordance with instructions of the President of the Republic ofKazakhstan.

 


 

The State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Krymbek Y. KUSHERBAYEV

 

Born on May 20, 1955 in Kazalinsk, Kyzylorda region.

In 1978, he graduated from the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute named after Vladimir Lenin, with a degree in civil engineering. In 1991, he graduated from the Academy of Social Sciences under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, with degree in political science. He is Ph.D. in Political Sciences, and Candidate of Science in Philosophy.

He began his career in 1978 as an engineer, head of the pre-production group ПМК-112 of the Kzyl-Orda construction and production association “Главриссовхозстрой”. 1979-1981 Chief of Staff of the All-Union Komsomol construction - rice engineering systems of the Kzyl-Orda region.

From 1981 to 1983, he was the head of the unit in charge of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League of Kazakhstan.

From 1983 to 1986, he worked as the First secretary of the Kzyl-Orda city committee of the Komsomol of Kazakhstan.

From 1986 to 1987 - Deputy Head of the Department of Komsomol Organizations of the Central Committee of the Komsomol of Kazakhstan.

From 1987 to 1988 - Head of the Department for Culture of the Central Committee of the Komsomol of Kazakhstan.

From 1988 to 1991, he was the Graduate student at the Academy of Social Sciences under the Central Committee of the CPSU (Moscow).

In 1991, he worked as the Referent on the Culture and International Relations in the Office of the President of the Kazakh SSR.

From 1991 to 1994, worked as the Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.

From 1994 to 1995, he was the Head of the Kalinin District of the Almaty city’s Administration.

In 1995, he was appointed as the Deputy Chief of Staff - Head of the Domestic Policy Department of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kazakhstan.

From 1995 to 1996, he held the position as the Deputy Chief of Staff - Head of the Territorial Development Department of the Government Office of Kazakhstan.

From 1996 to 1997, he served as the Press Secretary - Head of the Press Service of the President of Kazakhstan.

From 1997 to 1999, he became the Minister of Education, Culture and Health of Kazakhstan.

In 1999, he was appointed as the Minister of Health, Education and Sport of Kazakhstan.

From 1999 to 2000 - Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan.

From 2000 to 2003, he held the position of the Akim (Governor) of the West Kazakhstan region.

From 2003 to 2006, he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation.

In addition, from 2004-2006, he was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Armenia and Finland concurrently.

From 2006 to 2011, he worked as Akim (Governor) of the Mangystau region.

In 2012, he was appointed as the Advisor to the President of Kazakhstan.

From 2012 to 2013, he held the position of the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.

From 2013 to 2019, he worked as the Akim (Governor) of Kyzylorda region.

From June to September of 2019, he served as Chief of Staff of the President of Kazakhstan

On September 18, 2019 by the Decree of the Head of State, Krymbek Kusherbayev was appointed as the State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

He is awarded with the order “Parasat” (Nobility) (2003), order “Barys” of ІІ degree (2009), order of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2015), and other medals.