Mr Akan Rakhmetullin is a career diplomat, a competent expert in multilateral diplomacy, international security and disarmament.

Born on February 2, 1967, in Almaty. He graduated from the Almaty Power Institute in 1991.

Mr Akan Rakhmetullin began his diplomatic career in April 1993 as a Desk Officer and then Attaché in the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 

His first diplomatic overseas assignment was as Consul Attaché and then Third Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (1994 to1996).

After his return to Kazakhstan and service as Third Secretary and Second Secretary in the Consular Department Office of MFA, Mr Rakhmetullin entered the first enrollment to the Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of Kazakhstan, from which he graduated with Honors in 1999. 

After graduation from the Diplomatic Academy, Mr Rakhmetullin served as Second Secretary, First Secretary and Counsellor of the MFA Office in Almaty where he was responsible for Kazakhstan’s cooperation with international organizations.

In March 2002, Mr Rakhmetullin was posted to serve as First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the United Nations in New York where he dealt with the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly and held responsibilities of UN election officer. 

Upon his return to Kazakhstan in 2004, Mr Rakhmetullin continued to work at the MFA of Kazakhstan, assuming positions from Counsellor to Deputy Director of the Department of International Humanitarian and Economic Cooperation.

In 2007-2011 he served as Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the OSCE in Vienna. During Kazakhstan’s chairmanship of the OSCE, Mr Rakhmetullin coordinated the work of the environmental and economic issues of the Organization – its second dimension.

In 2011 he was appointed Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations in New York.

Before his assignment to Islamabad, since December 2015, Mr Rakhmetullin served as Director of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation of Kazakhstan MFA.

He is married and has four children.

Mr Rakhmetullin is fluent in English and good command in Urdu.

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