23 Nov 2017 16:42

Several high-ranking Kyrgyz officials dismissed before new president's inauguration

BISHKEK. Nov 23 (Interfax) - Several high-ranking Kyrgyz officials have been dismissed a day before Kyrgyz president-elect Sooronbai Jeenbekov's inauguration.

"Bolsunbek Kazakov, who had been chairman of the State Property Management Fund beginning on January 20, 2017 was dismissed. Prime Minister Sapar Isakov signed the corresponding order," Interfax was told by the Kyrgyz government's press service on Thursday.

It added that Isakov also dismissed deputy chairman of the State Customs Service Raiymbek Matraimov and head of the Higher Attestation Commission Abdyrahman Mavlyanov.

The presidential press service further told Interfax that incumbent president Almazbek Atambayev had dismissed his voluntary advisor Ikramzhan Ilmiyanov.

"Atambayev accepted the letter of resignation," a spokesman said.

He added that with another decree, Atambayev dismissed one more voluntary advisor - Farid Niyazov.

Jeenbekov's inauguration is due on Friday, November 24.