Ambassador's Page

Welcome remarks from Ambassador Erzhan Kazykhanov

Dear Friends,

I would like to offer you a warm welcome to the website of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the United States.

Over the past 25 years Kazakhstan and the United States have built a strong foundation for multifaceted strategic partnership.

From economic development and energy cooperation to enhanced support for Afghanistan and combating transnational threats such as terrorism and nuclear proliferation, our joint work has advanced our shared goals and contributed to regional stability and global security.

We can proudly say that our relations have withstood the test of time and are based on mutual trust and respect.

I look forward to embracing closer bilateral ties, and witnessing the further emergence of deepening and expanding cooperation across the full range of bilateral, regional, and global issues.

H.E. Erzhan Kazykhanov

Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the U.S.


Biography of H.E. Erzhan Kazykhanov 
Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the U.S. 

Prior to his appointment as the Ambassador to the U.S., Mr. Erzhan Kazykhanov has served as Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Before becoming Ambassador to the UK, he held the position of Assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan since 2012 and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan since 2011.

Mr. Erzhan Kazykhanov has previously served as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, as well as the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Austria, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the International Organisations in Vienna and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

Born on 21 August 1964, in Almaty, Kazakhstan, he earned his bachelor's degree in Oriental studies from the Saint Petersburg State University, Russian Federation, in 1987. Ambassador Kazykhanov holds PhD in History from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

He is the author of numerous articles on Kazakhstan’s foreign policy issues, multilateral diplomacy and the role of the United Nations. He speaks Russian, English and Arabic, and is the recipient of several State Awards. 

Erzhan Kazykhanov is married with two children.