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His Excellency Bolot Otunbaev


Bolot Otunbaev became ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United States on April 8, 2019, with concurrent accreditation as ambassador to Armenia. Since 2016, he has also served as Kyrgyzstan’s ambassador to Russia, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. From 2015 to 2016, he was ambassador-at-large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and from 2012 to 2015, he was ambassador to Germany, with concurrent accreditation to Sweden, San Marino, Holy See, Denmark and Norway.

From 2010 to 2012, Ambassador Otunbaev was a member of the Political Council and coordinator of the Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan headquarters. Other postings include minister counselor at the Kyrgyz Embassy in Turkey (2005-09); head of the Eastern Countries Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005); head of the Western Countries and OSCE Department (2003-05); first secretary at the Kyrgyz Embassy in Russia (1998-2003) and permanent secretary of the Turkish International Cooperation Agency in Kyrgyzstan (1996-98).

Ambassador Otunbaev, who was born March 9, 1965, holds graduate degrees from Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. He is fluent in Kyrgyz, Russian, English and Turkish, and is married with three sons.




Contact Information

Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the USA and Canada
2360 Mass. Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202) 449-9822, 23
Fax: (202) 386-7550

Website: http://www.kgembassy.org/
Email: kgembassyusa@gmail.com