Nazarbayev appoints new defence minister
ASTANA -- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has appointed a new defence minister, his press office said Tuesday (August 7).
Nurlan Yermekbayev replaced Saken Zhasuzakov, who became defence minister in September 2016.
Zhasuzakov became chief of Kazakhstan's National Defence University, according to Nazarbayev's press office.
Yermekbayev had been secretary of the country's Security Council and security adviser to Nazarbayev since April.