The State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Marat Tazhin

The status and powers of the State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan are approved by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated August 13, 2007 No. 379

The State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter referred to as the State Secretary) is an official of the Republic of Kazakhstan who is appointed and dismissed by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The State Secretary operates under the direct supervision of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and is accountable and under control to him.

The State Secretary exercises the following powers:

- develops for the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan proposals on the main areas of domestic and foreign policy;

- on behalf of the Head of State represents his interests:

in relations with the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan and its chambers, other state bodies, public associations;

in international relations;

- coordinates activities:

on social and humanitarian development, family and demographic policies, culture, physical culture and sports;

advisory bodies under the Head of State: the Commission on Human Rights, the Anti-Corruption Commission, the Commission on State Awards, the Commission on Awarding the State Peace Prize and Progress of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy, the Republican Commission for State Symbols, Heraldry and other equated to them awards, the Republican Commission for Training Abroad, the Commission on Awarding of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Literature and Art, the Commission on Awarding the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Science and Technology named after al-Farabi, the Commission on Citizenship issues, the Public Commission on Awarding Prizes, Awarding Grants and Announcing the Acknowledgment of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Mass Media, the National Commission for Women's Affairs, Family and Demographic Policy, the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan, the Council for Youth Policy;

accepts credential letters from ambassadors of foreign states concurrently accredited to the Republic of Kazakhstan;

- exercises other powers in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

 


The State Secretary of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Marat Mukhanbetkazievich TAZHIN

 

Marat Tazhin was born in 1960 in Aktyubinsk.

In 1981, he graduated from the Alma-Ata Institute of National Economy with major in economics.

He was the candidate of Philosophical Sciences (1985), Ph.D.in Sociology (1988), Ph.D. student at the University of London (1988). In 1993, he became a professor. He is also professor Emeritus of Istanbul University (since 2008).

He is Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Academician of the Russian Academy of Social Sciences, Foreign Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Academician and President of the Academy of Political Science of Kazakhstan, President of the Association of Sociologists of Kazakhstan, and President of the Union of Sociologists of Turkic-speaking countries.

Marat Tazhin began his career in 1981 as junior research fellow of the Council for the Study of Productive Forces of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR.

From 1983 to 1987, he was a graduate student, teacher of the Kazakh State University named after Sergey Kirov.

In 1991, he worked as the Head of the Department of the Institute for Advanced Studies of Teachers of Social Sciences under the Al-Farabi Kazakh State University.

In 1992, he joined the civil service and became the Deputy Head of the Domestic Policy Department of the Presidential Administration and the Cabinet of Ministers of Kazakhstan. He also worked as the Head of the Information Analytical Centre of the Presidential Administration and the Cabinet of Ministers of Kazakhstan. Then he was appointed as the Head of the Domestic Policy Department of the Presidential Administration.

In June 1993, he worked as the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration - Head of the Information Analytical Centre of the Presidential Administration.

In October 1994, Marat Tazhin was appointed as the State Adviser to the President of Kazakhstan - Head of the Information Analytical Centre of the Presidential Administration.

Since October 1995, he held the position of the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Kazakhstan - Head of the Centre for Analysis and Strategic Studies of the Presidential Administration.

In February 1999, he became Aide to the President of Kazakhstan on National Security – Secretary of the Security Council of Kazakhstan.

From 2000, he served as the Chairman of the State Commission on Combating Corruption of Kazakhstan.

In May 2001, Marat Tazhin was appointed as the Chairman of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan.

In December 2001, he was again appointed as Aide to the President of Kazakhstan on National Security - Secretary of the Security Council.

In September 2002, he became the First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Kazakhstan.

In April 2006, he was appointed as Aide to the President of Kazakhstan - Secretary of the Security Council.

In January 2007, Marat Tazhin became the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

In September 2009, he returned to the Presidential Administration, and was appointed as Aide to the President - Secretary of the Security Council.

In January 2013, he became the State Secretary of Kazakhstan.

In February 2014, Marat Tazhin was appointed as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation.

In January 2017, he served as the First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Kazakhstan.

On March 24, 2019 by the Decree of the Head of State Marat Tazhin was appointed as the Secretary of State of Kazakhstan.

He is awarded with the order “Qurmet" (Honour) (2002), order “Barys” of I degree (2007), orfer “Barys” of II degree (2016), and six medals.

He is the honorary officer of the national security bodies of Kazakhstan.

He holds the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

 


 
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