May 6, 2016 / 11:02 AM / a year ago

Kazakh agriculture minister Mamytbekov tenders resignation

Traffic is seen from inside a vehicle in Astana, Kazakhstan, November 2, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan Smialowski/Pool - RTX1UCCZ

ASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakhstan’s agriculture minister, Asylzhan Mamytbekov, tendered his resignation on Friday, a spokesman for the ministry said, after being reprimanded by President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Nazarbayev on Thursday criticized his government for failing to explain to the public a planned land reform which triggered a wave of protests. Economy minister Yerbolat Dosayev has already resigned over the issue.

Reporting by Raushan Nurshayeva; Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; Editing by Jack Stubbs

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