Erlan Abdyldayev was born on June 21, 1966 in Alma-Ata, the capital of the Kazakh SSR. In 1989 he graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations majoring in International Relations.
Speaks Russian, Chinese and English.
1989-1989 – Assistant Attaché of the Department for Asian Socialist Countries of MFA of USSR;
1989-1994 – Attaché; Third Secretary of the Embassy of USSR, Russian Federation in PRC;
1994-1997 – Assistant Attaché, Counselor, Expert in International Division of the Administration of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic;
1997-1998 – Deputy Director of the First Political Division of MFA of the Kyrgyz Republic;
1998-2001 – Deputy Minister, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic;
2001-2005 – Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to PRC; and the Non-Resident Ambassador to Mongolia, Singapore, Thailand;
From 2005 – Expert of the Institute of Public Policy (Kyrgyzstan);
2007-2012 – Director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Kyrgyzstan;
2012-2018 – Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic.
From 13 July 2020 – Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Federal Republic of Germany.
Order of Manas of the Third Rank of the Kyrgyz Republic for contributing to developing socio-economic and intellectual potential of the Kyrgyz Republic (5 June 2017);
Order of Friendship of Russian Federation for considerable contribution to strengthening of strategic partnership between the Russian Federation and the Kyrgyz Republic, enhancing integration processes in Eurasia (10 April 2017);
Honorary Professor of Diplomatic Academy of PRC (from May 2017);
Honorary Doctor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (October 2012);
Honorary Member of Moscow State Institute of International Relations Alumni Association.
Married. Has a daughter and a son.