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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

of March 7, 2002 No. 299-II

About diplomatic service of the Republic of Kazakhstan

(The last edition from 11-07-2017)

This Law determines the legal basis, and also procedure for the organization of activities of diplomatic service of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. The basic concepts used in this Law

In this Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) employees of diplomatic service of the Republic of Kazakhstan are the government employees occupying established administrative and technical posts in bodies of diplomatic service;

2) the staff of diplomatic service of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the government employees occupying in bodies of diplomatic service the established diplomatic posts having, as a rule, diplomatic rank and performing ex-officio full powers and obligations for the purpose of realization of the tasks and functions assigned to bodies of diplomatic service;

3) personnel of diplomatic service of the Republic of Kazakhstan - employees and employees of diplomatic service;

4) diplomatic service of the Republic of Kazakhstan (further - diplomatic service) - the professional activity of citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan in bodies of diplomatic service performed according to the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, this Law, other regulatory legal acts and international treaties of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

5) consular service of the Republic of Kazakhstan - the part of diplomatic service aimed at providing protection of the rights and interests of the state, citizens and legal entities of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the limits allowed by international law, and also promoting development of friendship of the Republic of Kazakhstan with other states, to expansion economic, trade, scientific and technical, humanitarian cultural ties and tourism.

The consular service is performed according to the Consular charter of the Republic of Kazakhstan approved by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

6) the Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan - the political government employee authorized by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to represent the Republic of Kazakhstan in the relations with one or several foreign states;

7) the Permanent (Authorized) representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan under the international organization - the political government employee authorized by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to represent the Republic of Kazakhstan in the relations with one or several international organizations;

8) personnel reserve of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - created according to the procedure, established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the systematized list of the persons who were earlier holding positions of personnel of diplomatic service, applying for occupation vacant or temporarily vacant positions in bodies of diplomatic service;

9) foreign institutions - the diplomatic and equated to them representations being located abroad, and also consular establishments of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Article 2. Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on diplomatic service

1. The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on diplomatic service is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan and consists of this Law, the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the field of public service in the part which is not settled by this Law, other regulatory legal acts and international treaties of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2. If the international treaties ratified by the Republic of Kazakhstan establish other rules, than those which are provided by this Law then are applied rules of international treaties.

Article 3. Status of bodies of diplomatic service

Bodies of diplomatic service are the state bodies performing foreign policy activities of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Article 4. Single system of diplomatic service

The single system of diplomatic service is formed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, its departments, foreign institution, and also the subordinated organizations created for ensuring activities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the educational institutions which are under authority of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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