Muktar Djumaliev became ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the United States in December 2010.
Born on June 22, 1972, Djumaliev earned an undergraduate economics degree from the National University of the Kyrgyz Republic in 1994, and three years later, he earned his law degree.
Djumaliev began his career in the Department of External Economic Relations of the State Committee on Economy. In 1996 he served as an advisor to the minister of finance. The following year he was put in charge of the Department of External Economic Relations, but then he was transferred to the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic, where he worked as deputy director on Investments and Coordination of Technical Assistance.
In 1998, he was appointed first secretary of the Kyrgyzstan's mission to the United Nations office in Geneva.
In 2001-2002 he studied international law and economics at the World Trade Institute at the University of Bern in Switzerland.
In 2003, Djumaliev served as an expert in President Askar Akayev's Economic Policy Department and he worked as first deputy to the minister of foreign trade and industry.
In 2004, Djumaliev took over as Kyrgyzstan's ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva. That same year he became ambassador to Switzerland. He then served as his nation's permanent representative to the United Nations.
Before taking over as ambassador to the U.S., Djumaliev served as first deputy chief to President Roza Otunbayeva from June to December 2010. In addition to serving as ambassador to the U.S., in May 2011, he presented his credentials as the Kyrgyz ambassador to Canada.