15 Aug 2022 17:46

Bakhyt Sultanov dismissed as Kazakh dep PM, trade minister

NUR-SULTAN. Aug 15 (Interfax) - Bakhyt Sultanov has been relieved of his duties as Kazakhstan's deputy prime minister and as trade and integration minister in accordance with a decree signed by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the president's press service said in a statement on Monday.

Sultanov, 50, has been deputy prime minister and the minister of trade and integration since January 2022.

By the presidential decree, Serik Zhumangarin has been made as the acting deputy prime minister and the acting minister of trade and integration. Prior to this appointment, Zhumangarin has worked as the chairman of the Agency for Competition Protection and Development since September 14, 2020.