Nur Sultan/ Kazakhstan; The Head of State decreed to appoint Yerzhan Kistafin as the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Akorda press service reports.
He has the rank of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador, II class.
He was born on October 8, 1978 in Karaganda. He graduated from Karaganda State University named after E. Buketov with a degree in international law. He holds a master’s degree in international relations from the European Institute for International Strategic Studies (Brussels).
He began his career in 1999 as a bailiff of the Department of Justice Nur Sultana, then continued to work in the Department of Legal Service of the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan.
He began his diplomatic career in 2001 as an attache of the International Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
From 2002 to 2005, he served as the head of the legal department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From 2005 to 2007 he was the head of the state language and legal examination department.
In 2007 he was appointed deputy director of the Department of Administration, then in 2009 he headed it.
From 2010 to 2015 he worked as an adviser-ambassador of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Belgium.
From 2016 to 2019 he headed the Department of Administration and Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of kazakhstan.
He has served as the Consul Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the US. He has the rank of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador, II class.
On 16 June 2021, Mr. Yerzhan Kistafin presented his credentials to Director General Protocol of Pakistan, Hasan Afzal Khan.
During the meeting, they also exchanged opinions on the current state of Kazakhstan-Pakistan relations and their prospects for development.