Muratbek Imanaliev

Professor of Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan (1991–1992; 1997–2002); Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (2010–2012)   

He started his diplomatic career in 1982, serving in a number of positions before being named Minister of Foreign Affairs of the fledgling Kyrgyzstan (1991).

He was counselor at the Russian Embassy to China (1992–1993), before serving as the Kyrgyz Ambassador to China (1993–1996).

Muratbek Imanaliev headed the International Department of the Administration of the President of Kyrgyzstan from (1996–1997). He worked at the American University of Central Asia in the mid 2000s. Co-founder of the “Zhany bagyt” (New Course) Movement (2004). President of the Institute of Public Policy (2005–2009).

He rejoined the government of Kyrgyzstan as a presidential adviser (2009).

Author of more than 100 publications in Russia, China, Turkey, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan.