Islamabad, 18 June 2022 (TDI): The Diplomatic Insight Group honored Yerzhan Kistafin, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Pakistan with an award, during a ceremony for the 5th Global Ambassadors Awards.
The award was conferred on behalf of the people of Pakistan, as a result of his outstanding contribution toward building a strong partnership between Kazakhstan and Pakistan.
The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan, Yerhan Kistafin, is a career diplomat with a background in International Relations, Strategic Studies, and Law.
He has served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and represented his country in critical global positions. His last assignment was Counselor Minister at the Embassy of Kazakhstan in the US.
Due to his extensive experience and immaculate diplomacy, Ambassador Kistafin is one of the most incredible and accomplished diplomats Kazakhstan ever had.
After providing momentous services in Belgium and the US, he was appointed as the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 2021.
During his tenure as Ambassador to Pakistan, he made significant contributions to strengthening the bilateral relations, political, trade, economic, cultural, and humanitarian cooperation between Kazakhstan.
His tremendous efforts resulted in the signing of an MoU between the logistics industry with the participation of manufacturers of surgical instruments, sports goods, and agricultural and pharmaceutical products.
Another MoU was also signed between the Ministries of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of National food security, and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for joint research programs.
Ambassador Kistafin has contributed to enhancing and promoting tourism and trade routes between Pakistan and Kazakhstan by facilitating negotiations between PTDA and Kazakh Tourism JSC.
He also underscored the importance of the business council through successful talks between the Foreign Trade Chamber of Kazakhstan and the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The Kazakh Ambassador has played a significant role in enhancing cooperation through cultural exchange via photo exhibitions at PNCA, and education, which resulted in the signing of five MoUs between the two countries.
Along these lines, he has made tremendous efforts to conduct internal agreements on customer services and financial cooperation between the Pakistan Stock Exchange and the Astana International Financial Center.
He has also facilitated networking between Commerce Chambers in both countries. Moreover, an MoU has been signed between the Economic Research Institute of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan & the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics-PIDE.
His participation in promoting peace and harmony through trade, business, and cultural exchange is commendable. Lastly, he has recently announced the organization of the Al-Farabi-Iqbal Forum at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) In Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 26-27th May 2022 in collaboration with the Embassy of Kazakhstan to Pakistan.
5th Global Ambassadors Award Ceremony
As a public diplomacy initiative, Diplomatic Insight Group organized the 5th Global Ambassadors Award Ceremony to acknowledge the services of Ambassadors and diplomats, and heads of international organizations, for enabling constructive bilateral relations with their respective states and missions.
In addition to that, awards were also bestowed upon businessmen for the promotion of people-to-people ties, along with facilitating business and trade.