Announcement of Ambassador Askar Mussinov's Passing

Announcement of Ambassador Askar Mussinov's Passing
10 February 2024

[Astana, Kazakhstan] - It is with profound sorrow that the Islamic Organization for Food Security (IOFS) announces the passing of Ambassador Askar Mussinov, the esteemed Director General of IOFS. Ambassador Mussinov departed from us at the age of 63, leaving behind a legacy of exemplary service and unwavering commitment to the cause of global food security and diplomacy. 

Ambassador Mussinov was a distinguished diplomat and a visionary leader who devoted his life to advancing international cooperation. His tenure at IOFS exemplified his dedication to fostering peace and stability through diplomatic channels. Prior to his esteemed role at IOFS, Ambassador Mussinov held various high-level diplomatic positions, where his profound understanding of international relations earned him respect within the diplomatic community.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan acknowledges Ambassador Mussinov's significant contributions to strengthening bilateral relations with countries in the Middle East and Africa, as well as his pivotal role in the development of consular services and state protocol.

As Ambassador to key nations including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and South Africa, Ambassador Mussinov adeptly promoted and safeguarded the interests of the Republic of Kazakhstan. His service as Deputy Secretary-General for Science and Technology at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and as Director-General of IOFS epitomized his unwavering dedication to international peace and stability.

Ambassador Mussinov's passing is not only a profound loss for IOFS but also for the entire international community. His legacy of compassion, integrity, and service will continue to inspire us as we strive to build a more equitable and food-secure world.

The IOFS Secretariat extends its deepest condolences to Ambassador Mussinov's family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time. We honor his memory and reaffirm our commitment to carrying forward his vision of a safer, more sustainable future.