Murat Bektanov appointed Defense Minister of Kazakhstan
The head of state signed a decree on the appointment of Murat Bektanov to the post of defense minister, Kazpravda.kz reports with reference to the press service of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
"To appoint Bektanov Murat Karibayevich the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan," the official document says.
In this post, he replaced Nurlan Yermekbayev.
"By the order of the Head of State, Bektanov Murat Karibayevich was relieved of his post as First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan," the President's press service informed.