His Excellency Kadyr M. Toktogulov

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Kadyr M. Toktogulov became ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United States on Feb. 23, 2015, having most recently served as press secretary to Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev since December 2011. Before joining the Office of the President, Ambassador Toktogulov was chief of the Information Policy Department at the Office of the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, in charge of coordinating media relations for the prime minister, his deputies and key ministries of the government. He also coordinated media coverage of the government of the Kyrgyz Republic. Ambassador Toktogulov, who was born April 28, 1980, in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, has extensive experience in journalism, having worked as a correspondent for such news organizations as the Associated Press (2003-06) and Dow Jones Newswires and contributed stories to the Wall Street Journal (2006-11).

He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek. He also studied as an exchange student at Ankara University in Turkey (1998-99) and at Ithaca College in New York (2001-02). In addition to Kyrgyz, he speaks fluent Russian, English and Turkish.



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/
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