First Kazakh woman promoted to general
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||6 May 2013|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, First Kazakh woman promoted to general, 6 May 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/519a6bcc18.html [accessed 29 September 2016]|
May 06, 2013
A woman has been promoted to the rank of general within the Kazakh Prosecutor-General's Office for the first time ever.
President Nursultan Nazarbaev presented the general's insignia to Saule Aitpaeva on May 6.
Aitpaeva, 52, is the chairwoman of the prosecutor-general's Committee for Statistics and Legal Records.
Nazarbaev announced her promotion at a special ceremony in the capital, Astana.
Dozens of other law-enforcement and military officers also received awards and promotions.
The event took place ahead of the Day of the Fatherland's Defender, which is marked on May 7 each year in Kazakhstan.
Based on reporting by Kazinform and KazTAG