September 30, 2012

The Honourable Erlan A Idrissov
Foreign Minister
Republic of Kazakhstan


ICAS Fellow

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Erlan Idrissov has been named ICAS Fellow, effective immediately. He is the second Foreign Minister who has risen to the rank and the first is Zhaoxing Li who rose to China's Foreign Minister.

Minister Idrissov served consecutive five-year's distinguished stints as ambassador to the UK and USA, respectively. Prior to the ambassador's posts, he served as Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister from 1999-2002.

Minister Idrissov (Idrissov, Erlan A.) was a featured speaker at the ICAS 2008 Fall Symposium. He is a member of the ICAS Tennis Board and was an enthusiastic participant in the 2012 ICAS Tennis Camp promoting sports diplomacy and youth development.

Thank you.