22 Apr 2022 18:55

Kyrgyz president accepts FM Kazakbayev's resignation - decree

BISHKEK. April 22 (Interfax) - Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov has accepted Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbayev's resignation, the presidential press service said on Friday.

"Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov has signed a decree relieving Ruslan Kazakbayev of his post as minister of foreign affairs," it said.

The press service said later that Jeenbek Kulubayev was appointed acting foreign minister.

"In line with a decree signed by Kyrgyz President Japarov, Jeenbek Kulubayev has been relieved of his post and appointed acting foreign minister," it said.

Kulubayev previously headed the foreign policy department at the presidential office.

Earlier, a source with the Kyrgyz government told Interfax about Kazakbayev's resignation.

The source did not name the reason for Kazakbayev's resignation.

Kazakbayev held the post of minister of foreign affairs twice, from 2010 to 2012 and since October 14, 2020. In 2015, he was elected to the country's parliament as a member of the Respublika - Ata-Zhurt party.