On December 18-20, 2017, the second meeting of the joint intergovernmental commission of Tajikistan and Kuwait on economic, trade, scientific and technical cooperation was held in Kuwait City, the State of Kuwait. The delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan was headed by Nematullo Hikmatullozoda - Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan and by the State of Kuwait Khalif Musaid al-Hamada - First Deputy Minister of Finance of the State of Kuwait.
During the meeting, the sides discussed the situation and prospects for cooperation between the two countries in the spheres of economy, trade, finance, investment and private sector, banking, transport, agriculture, oil and gas, energy, education, culture, tourism, sports, television and radio and other issues of interest were jointly considered.
During the meeting, the sides noted that the visit of the Founder of peace and National unity, the Leader of the nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon to the State of Kuwait in May 2017 played an important role in strengthening cooperation between the two countries. Availability of a wide range of financial resources, advanced infrastructure investments and advanced technologies in Kuwait for the implementation of economic projects in Tajikistan, including the development of transport and communication infrastructure, strengthening cooperation in the field of hydropower, mining of useful minerals, non-ferrous metals, banking processing of agricultural products, production of industrial goods were valued, both human and tourist needs.
In order to strengthen direct cooperation between the business communities of the two countries and attract more investment opportunities in Tajikistan, the parties agreed to hold a joint investment forum in Kuwait in 2018. The parties considered it necessary to consider the development of the Program of Cooperation between the two countries in the field of tourism for 2018-2020, and also agreed to support the development of small and medium-sized projects in the Republic of Tajikistan and establish a Special Development Fund.
The Kuwait Fund of Arab Economic Development expressed its readiness to finance the excellent infrastructure and social infrastructure projects of the Republic of Tajikistan, including the construction of the Kulyab-Kala-Khumm road (sections A and F).
During the meeting of the Joint Commission was held the meeting of the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan Nematullo Hikmatullozoda with the Minister of Finance of the State of Kuwait, Naif al-Hajraf and the Minister of Industry and Trade of Kuwait Khaled Nosir Abdullah Ravzon, where the prospects of bilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and the State of Kuwait were discussed.
Following the meeting, the Protocol of the second meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission of Tajikistan and Kuwait on economic, trade, scientific and technical cooperation was signed.