Baghdad Amreyev

During the 6th Summit of the Turkic Council (now the Organization of Turkic States), held in Cholpon Ata on September 3, 2018, Baghdad Amreyev was appointed as the Secretary General of the Secretariat of the Organization of Turkic States for the next 3-year term by the Council of Heads of State. His mandate was extended by the Council of Heads of State for 1 year in November 2021.


Personal Information
Date and Place of birth - 1 March 1959, Sholak-Korgan, South Kazakhstan Region, Republic of Kazakhstan.
Education
1976-1982    Department of Oriental Studies, Tajik State University, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan.
Proffesional Background
1980-1981    Translator in the Democratic Republic of Yemen.
1982-1985    Embassy of USSR in Damascus, Syria.
1985-1988    Senior Lecturer at Kazakh State University named after Al-Farabi.
1988-1991    Embassy of USSR in Baghdad, Iraq.
1992-1994    Head of Middle East Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
1995-1996    Head of the Department of Middle East (Arab countries and Israel), Near East (Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan) and Africa the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
1996-2002    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to:
  •   The State of Kuwait;
  •   The Kingdom of Bahrain;
  •   The Sultanate of Oman
  •   The United Arab Emirates
2002-2008  Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the OIC 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Middle East:
  •   The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan;
  •   The Lebanese Republic;
  •   The Kingdom of Morocco;
  •   The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.
  •   Coordinating Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the African states.
  •   Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).
2008-2011    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Turkey.
Non-Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Albania.
2011-2018    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
2014-2018    Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
2018- present   Secretary General of the Organization of the Turkic States

Additional Diplomatic Missions
  • 2003-2009  The Head of the working group for preparation of the concept and organization of documents of the Congress of Leaders of World and    Traditional Religions.
  • 2010-2012 Special Envoy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in OIC and OIC member countries.
  • 2011-2012 Advisor to the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Special Envoy for the WTO (World Trade Organization).
  • 2012 Special Envoy for cooperation with IEF (International Energy Forum).
  • 2012 Special envoy for promotion the candidacy of Astana to EXPO-2017.
  • 2014-2017 Special Envoy for promotion of candidacy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018.
  • 2015-2018 Special Envoy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Middle East and Africa

Languages
Kazakh, Russian, Arabic, English, Turkish and Persian
Awards
  • State awards    State orders of the Republic of Kazakhstan – “Kurmet” in 2004, “Parasat” in 2012.
  • Medal of the Pope Benedict XVI for the contribution to the dialogue of civilizations, 2006.
  • Medal of “TURKSOY” for his contribution to the establishment of the Turkic Council, 2013.
  • 20 different medals of Kazakhstan.