Kazakh President Nazarbayev names new chief of staff

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 21, 2016 6:23 AM

ALMATY (Reuters) - Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev named Adilbek Zhaksybekov as his new chief of staff on Tuesday, replacing Nurlan Nigmatullin, Nazarbayev's office said on its Twitter feed.

Zhaksybekov, 61, has previously served as the mayor of the Kazakh capital, Astana. Nigmatullin, in turn, became a member of parliament on Tuesday, representing Nazarbayev's Nur Otan party.

(Reporting by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by Polina Devitt)