Foreign Intelligence Service (Kazakhstan)
|Foreign Intelligence Service|
|«Сырбар» сыртқы барлау қызметі|
|Flag of the Syrbar|
|Preceding Agency||Brlau Department of the KNB|
|Minister responsible||Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan|
|Agency executive||Amanzhol Zhankuliyev, Director|
The Kazakh Foreign Intelligence Service (Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасының «Сырбар» сыртқы барлау қызметі "Syrbar" syrtky barlau kyzmeti or just Syrbar) is Kazakhstan's primary external intelligence agency. The Syrbar is the successor of the Barlau Department in the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan since Fabruary 2009.
Cooperation with foreign intelligence services
An agreement on intelligence cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan was signed in 2010. This secret treaty covers cooperation of the SVR with the Kazakh Intelligence Service.
- Amanzhol Zhankuliyev (since February 2009)