As the Chair of the Rotary Club of New York’s United Nations International Breakfast Meeting is is my great honor to announce the speaking engagement of the Consul General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in New York Almat Aidarbekov.
This will be a very special meeting as it not only celebrates Kazakhstan’s 30th year of independence but also my retirement as Chair of the Rotary Club of NEw York International Breakfast meetings. It was an honor to arrange for the meetings in service to RCNY and host such notable diplomats.
Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country, and the ninth-largest country in the world. It has a population of 18.8 million residents, and has one of the lowest population densities in the world, at fewer than 6 people per square kilometre (15 people per sq mi). Since 1997, the capital is Nur-Sultan, formerly known as Astana. It was moved from Almaty, the country’s largest city. 2021 marks the 30th year of Independence Day. Kazakhstan became a sovereign state after the Supreme Council adopted a law on the state independence of Kazakhstan on Dec. 16, 1991. I had the great joy to visit Kazakhstan for it’s fantastic World Expo in 2017.
Established on July 27, 2009 Consulate General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in New York within its consular district provides consular and legal assistance to citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan and provides state and consular services to Kazakhstan citizens and residents of the United States. Our Consulate offers mutually beneficial cooperation between Kazakhstan and the states of the consular district in economic, cultural and humanitarian fields.
Consular district of the Consulate General of Kazakhstan in New York includes the following states:
Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, Illinois, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Iowa, New Hampshire, Indiana, Maine, New York, Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Rhode Island.
General information about Consul General Aidarbekov
Undergraduate degree in International Relations at Ankara University
Master’s degree in Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University
Almat Aidarbekov started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 1998 as a desk officer at the Asia, Middle East and Africa Division of the Fourth Department.
In 1999-2000 held position of Attaché at the Department for Bilateral Cooperation.
In 2000 worked at the Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Republic of Turkey.
In March, 2003 returned to the Foreign Ministry and held consecutive positions of Second and First Secretary at the Department of Europe and America. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Aidarbekov was in Head of Consular Section position at the Embassy of Kazakhstan in United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.
In 2007-2014 served as Second, First Secretary and later as Counselor of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the United States.
In 2014-2019 held several positions at the Foreign Policy Division of the Presidential Administration of Kazakhstan.
Since November 1, 2019 Mr. Aidarbekov serves as Consul General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in New York.
Speaks English, Russian and Turkish. Holds the diplomatic rank of Counselor of First Class. Married, has three children