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H.E. Mr. Talgat Kaliyev
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of South Africa
Ambassador Talgat Kaliyev was appointed to the recent post by the Decree of the President of Kazakhstan Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev on Februrary 28, 2014.
Ambassador T. Kaliyev was born in 1962 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. After graduating Kazakh National University in 1979, he entered postgraduate studies at the Academy of Science of the USSR in Moscow where he obtained PhD in history.
In 1992-1993 Mr. Kaliyev was a senior fellow at Center of Strategic Studies in Almaty. After joining Foreign Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 1993 Mr. Kaliyev hold various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the embassies of Kazakhstan in Turkey, Great Britain and the United States. During his career, he was a head of Department of Europe and America, Committee for Analyses and Prognosis of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Charge d'Affairs of the Embassy of Kazakhstan to Romania.
Ambassador T.Kaliyev is married with three children.