Degree in mettal. engineering, Polytechnic Institute Karaganda, 1967. Degree in international diplomacy, Diplomatic Academy, Moscow, 1980.
Minister foreign affairs, Republic of Kazakhstan, Alma Ata, since 1992; engineer, Metallurgical Plant, Temirtau, 1968-1969; official, Party and State Local Bodies, Temirtau, 1969-1977; 1st secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Moscow, 1980-1981; consul, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Consulate General, Mazari-Sharif, Afghanistan, 1981-1985; counsellor, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Moscow, 1985-1988; counsellor, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Embassy in Iran, Teheran, 1988-1991; minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Kazakhstan, since 1991.
Married Svetlana Khamitovna Baimukhametova, 1967. Children: Aidan, Dias.