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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Directors' Lunch with Erlan Idrissov on Monday, April 13th the Belfer Center Library (L369).

H.E. Ambassador Erlan Idrissov is a career diplomat with almost three decades of experience in diplomacy, beginning in the early 1980s working on a Soviet economic mission to Pakistan. He was appointed Kazakhstan's Ambassador in London for five years before his move to Washington, D.C. He is one of the founders of the independent Kazakhstan Foreign Service. During his years in service, Ambassador Idrissov worked to secure Kazakhstan's independence and sovereignty. He personally led negotiations that resulted in legal definition and delimitation of the country's borders with its neighbors on the Caspian Sea.

Following a post at the United Nations, Ambassador Idrissov headed the Americas Division within the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan in the early and mid-1990s. He was the President's Assistant on Foreign Policy in the late 1990's and served as the country's Foreign Minister from 1999-2002.

Ambassador Idrissov has a degree in International Economics and is a graduate of the Moscow's Diplomatic Academy. He speaks Urdu, Hindi and French.

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