|10th Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic|
29 January 2007 – 29 March 2007
|Preceded by||Felix Kulov|
|Succeeded by||Almazbek Atambayev|
|Born||4 April 1960|
|Political party||Ar-Namys (?)|
Azim Beishembayevich Isabekov (Russian: Азимбек Бейшембаевич Исабеков) born 4 April 1960) served as the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan from 29 January until 29 March 2007.
Isabekov was born in Arashan, Chui Oblast and was trained as an economist, graduating from Kyrgyz State National University in 1986. After college he was a Komsomol (communist youth organization) organizer. In 1997 he went to work for Governor Kurmanbek Bakiyev as his Chief of Staff in the Governor’s Office of Chui. When Bakiyev became the prime minister in 2000, Isabekov followed him as the head of the administrative department in prime minister’s office. Bakiyev and Isabekov lost their jobs when the government fell in 2002 in response to the killing of a number of unarmed demonstrators at Aksy.
Isabekov served as deputy head of Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev's administration from 2005 to May 2006 when he was appointed as Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Processing Industry, upon the dismissal of the former minister Abdimalik Anarbaev.
On 28 March, Isabekov dismissed a number of ministers, saying that he wanted to incorporate new people in the government to enhance the country's stability, but Bakiyev rejected this move. Isabekov resigned the next day; Bakiyev accepted his resignation and appointed Almazbek Atambaev as acting prime minister.
- Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Staff (1 February 2007) "Kyrgyzstan: Public, Politicians Give Positive Reaction To New Premier" The Journal of Turkish Weekly
- "Kyrgyzstan: Who is Azim Isabekov?" Kyrgyz Report 26 January 2007
- "K. Bakiev appoints new Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Processing Industry" Pajhwok Afghan News 11 May 2006
- Kyrgyz parliament approves agriculture minister as new prime minister Kyiv Post
- "President Rejects Government Shake-Up", Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, March 28, 2007.
- "Kyrgyz Prime Minister Resigns", Radio Free Europe, March 29, 2007.
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