Karim Massimov, a close ally of the former president, has long pushed for closer ties with China. Photo: Reuters
Karim Massimov, a close ally of the former president, has long pushed for closer ties with China. Photo: Reuters

Kazakhstan’s detained former security chief has close ties with China

  • Karim Massimov was sacked as head of the National Security Committee last week and arrested on suspicion of treason
  • A two-time prime minister, he studied in China and has long been involved in promoting trade and economic links

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
Karim Massimov, a close ally of the former president, has long pushed for closer ties with China. Photo: Reuters
Karim Massimov, a close ally of the former president, has long pushed for closer ties with China. Photo: Reuters
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