Minister of Defense Daniyal Akhmetov of Kazakhstan

Akhmetov met with South Korean Prime Minister Han Myeong Sook on 23 September 2006 in Astana and signed several bilateral agreements enhancing economic ties.
Akhmetov met with Rustam Minnikhanov, the Prime Minister of the Russian republic of Tatarstan, in Astana, Kazakhstan on 13 October 2006.
Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov is the head of government for Kazakhstan.
Akhmetov is a common Kazakh, Tatar and Uzbek (Tatar Cyrillic: Әхмәтев, Latin: Äxmätev) surname.
to opposing opinions - not necessarily to act upon them, however.
following a bitter standoff with parliament over land reform.
could adversely affect the investment climate in the country.
Speaking to his subordinates, Daniyal Akhmetov said consistency should be strengthened in work concerning personnel.
Daniyal Akhmetov said that according to the new military doctrine, colossal reforms are awaiting the countrys armed forces.
Akhmetov said that the states priority was to form a strong, professional and combat-capable army.
Akhmetov said that active talks were already being held between national and Russian military officials.
Akhmetov said that Kazakhstan would launch four joint projects with foreign partners to produce modern types of military equipment in the country until the end of the year.
Akhmetov is considered an insider, someone who has come up through the system.
Akhmetov is considered as an experienced negotiator on political issues with MPs and is seen as someone who would provide an advantage to Nazarbayev in the event of a parliamentary crisis, for instance.
Akhmetov is seen as a man who is quite firm, but prepared to listen to opposing opinions - not necessarily to act upon them, however.
Rather, he has a reputation as an administrator with little tolerance for real opposition, to the extent that he was reportedly nicknamed "The Terminator" in Pavlodar for the cleanup campaign he conducted against allies and sympathisers of his predecessor as governor, the jailed founder of the opposition coalition Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan, Ghalymzhan Zhaqiyanov A native of Pavlodar, the 49-year-old Akhmetov was its governor since 2001.
Akhmetov said that Kazakhstan recognizes Bulgaria as a pathway to the EU common market and added that experts from Kazakhstan would soon come and evaluate the resources the Burgas-Alexandropolis oil pipe offers.
Later on Monday, while in Bulgaria, Akhmetov met with President Georgi Parvanov and Parliament Speaker Georgi Pirinski.
Daniyal AkhmetovDaniyal Akhmetov is the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan since June 2003, replacing Imangali Tasmagambetov.
Kazakh Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov has resigned, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.
Today Kazakhstan Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov has arrived to Uralsk within a two-day official visit to West Kazakhstan oblast, KZ-today correspondent reports.
Daniyal Akhmetov has put a trade and industry ministry in charge of creation of a special workgroup to analyze potential customers' market in Kazakhstan as well as in neighboring countries.
Akhmetov said that this goal ought to fulfilled before 2008 and that KIO should be forced to draw up a program for increasing Kazakhstani involvement in the project within three months.
24-11-05 Kazakh Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov said the country will give priority to investors willing to invest in the oil and gas processing industry for exploitation licenses and contracts in the future.
The policy will be a win-win measure for both investors and Kazakhstan, Akhmetov said at an international meeting on the development of Kazakhstan's petrochemical industry.
Akhmetov said that Kazakhstan is to appoint a military attache in Tehran by 2008 for the purpose of upgrading mutual military cooperation.
Daniyal Akhmetov Met Deputies Of The Majilis Of KazakhstanKazinformAstana, November 12: Head of Government Daniyal Akhmetov met November 12 with the deputies of the Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan Tolebek Kosmambetov, Kenzhegali Sagadiyev and Zaure Kadyrova, PM`s press service informs.
The very day Daniyal Akhmetov received executives of the head of the department for small and medium sized business under the Almaty akimat Serik Turzhanov, who reported on existent administrative barriers that balk developing entrepreneurship and ways of its settlement.
Akhmetov came under President Nursultan Nazarbayev's criticism last year for poor strategic planning, overspending and other mistakes.
Russia and Kazakhstan are discussing the possibility for developing jointly the next generation nuclear power plant units with the capacity of 300 MW with the purpose of entering other countries' markets in the future, Kazakh Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov has said opening a meeting of the working group for the issues of developing nuclear energy.
defence system in close cooperation with Russia.
Akhmetov said 3,095 officers would undergo the relevant retraining next year.
Akhmetov said that Turkey was one of the first countries that recognized Kazakhstan's independence, adding that this was his fourth meeting with Gonul in the last couple years.
Kazakstan's wheat exports in 2002-2003 are expected to remain stable on the year at over 5m tonnes, Prime Minister Daniyal Akhmetov said on 15th July.
Akhmetov said the new standards would facilitate an increase in exports and getting better prices for the supplies.
Akhmetov said that wheat exports would increase not only to traditional buyers such as Russia or neighbouring Central Asian states, but also to Iran.
Akhmetov had come under Nazarbayev's criticism for poor strategic planning, overspending and other mistakes.
Akhmetov has headed the ex-Soviet republics Cabinet since 2003.