Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 148

Kazakhstani president Nursultan Nazarbaev yesterday released First Deputy Prime Minister Nigmatzhan Isingarin from that post. A senior government official implied that Isingarin had focused on his concurrent responsibility as head of the Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan "Integration Committee" at the expense of his work in the national government. The dismissal from the government position does not affect Isingarin’s chairmanship of the quadripartite committee, where his term of office will run its normal course. (Russian agencies, July 29)

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