BILATERAL RELATIONS

Brief historical information:

The Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Kuwait established diplomatic relations on October 7, 1994.

“Protocol between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Kuwait on establishment of diplomatic relations”: October 7, 1994.

Under the order № 371 on September 1st 2004 the president of the Azerbaijan Republic Shahin Shakir oqlu Abdullayev was appointed as an Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Azerbaijan in Kuwait.

In April, 2006 announcing Fahd Saad Al-Mein s candidacy the State of Kuwait resolved to set up the residence of Embassy in Baku. On December 14th 2006 Kuwait Embassy presented their credentials to H.E Ilham Aliyev the president of the Azerbaijan Republic.

 

High-Level Official Visits And Meetings:

On February 10-11, 2009 H.E.Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan paid an official visit to the State of Kuwait.

H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan received in his residence in “Bayan” Palace Sheikh Nasser Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, Prime-Minister of the State of Kuwait, Mr. Jassem Mohammad Al-Kharafi, Speaker of the National Assembly of the State of Kuwait and Mr. Ali Mohammad Sunayan Al-Ghanim, Chairman of Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the State of Kuwait.

Then, in "Bayan" Palace it was held the meeting between H.E. Mr.Ilham Aliev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad  Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait.

“Agreement on the creation of a Joint commission on cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009”.

  1. “Agreement for the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009.
     
  2.  “Agreement for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and on property and prevention of tax evasion between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009. 
     
  3. “Agreement on Trade agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009. 
     
  4.  “Agreement on tourism cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009”.
     
  5. “Agreement on cooperation between Azerbaijani State Telegraf Agency and Kuwaiti News Agency”: Baku city, September 2009.

 On 17-21 April, 2012 a delegation led by A.Rahimov, Minister of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan paid an official visit to the State of Kuwait.

On February 13-14, 2013 in order to attend at the second meeting of the Joint Commission for Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah  Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait paid an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan. During the visit Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad  Al–Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs was received by H.E.Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and submitted the letter of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Emir of the State of Kuwait. Within the framework of the official visit Sheikh Sabah   Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al–Sabah met with Mr. A.Rasi-Zade, Prime Minister, O.Asadov, Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. E.Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Sh.Mustafayev, Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan. 

  1. “Protocol of the second meeting of the Joint Commission for cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Baku city, February 14, 2013”.
     
  2. “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait on Mutual Assistance and Cooperation in Customs Matters”: Baku city, February 14, 2013”.
     
  3. “Agreement on cooperation in the sphere of security and combating crime between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Baku city, February 14, 2013”.
     
  4. “Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between Saud  N.Al-Sabah Kuwait Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait and Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan” : Baku city, February 14, 2013”.
     
  5.  “Agreement on cultural cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Baku city, February 14, 2013”.

On February 17-23, 2013 by the invitation of Mr.Ali Al-Yuha, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Culture and Literature of the State of Kuwait Mr.A.Valiyev, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Mr.F.Badalbayli, Rector of  Baku Music Academy named after "U. Hajibayli" and People's Artist paid an business visit to the State Kuwait. During the visit, Azerbaijani delegation met with Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah Al-Hammud, Minister of Information and State Minister for Youth, Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah  Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, State Minister for Council of Ministers, State Minister for Municipalities and Mr.Ali Al-Yuha, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Culture and Literature of the State of Kuwait.

On April 23-24, 2013 for the participation at the II meeting of the Islamic Conference of the Ministers of Labour of the member states of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation Mrs. Zikra Al-Rashidi, Minister of Social Affairs and Labour of the State of Kuwait paid an business visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan. During the visit Mrs. Zikra Al-Rashidi, Minister of Social Affairs and Labour of the State of Kuwait was received by H.E.Mr.Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as met with Mr.F.Alakbarov, Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic lof Azerbaijan.

In September 2013 Deputy Minister of Justice, as well as Deputy Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs of the State of Kuwait paid an business visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

On October 31-November 1, 2013 for participation at III Baku International Humanitarian Forum Director General of Dar Al-Athar  Al-Islamiyyah  Foundation ("Islamic Art" Foundation) and an extremely influential public and political figure in Kuwait Sheikha Hussah Sabah   Al-Salem Al-Sabah paid an business visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan. During the visit Sheikh Hussah Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah was received by Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva, First Lady of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of "Heydar Aliyev" Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador of  "UNESCO" and "ISESCO" and member of the Parliament.

 On December 3-7, 2013 by the invitation of Sheikha Latifa Al-Fahd  Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Chairman of Women Affairs Committee of the State of Kuwait in order to participate at 6-th meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) delegation led by Mrs.H.Huseynova, Chairman of the State Committee for Family,Women and Children Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan paid an business visit to the State of Kuwait. During the visit Mrs.H.Huseynova met with Sheikha Latifa Al-Fahd Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Mrs. Zikra Al-Rashidi, Minister of Labour and Public Affairs of the State of Kuwait and Sheikha Al-Sabah,Chairman of the “Kuwait Society for the Disabled Persons”.

On March 9-14, 2014 a reputable businessman in Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al-Sabah`s nephew Sheikh Naser Al-Jabir Al Ahmed Al Jabir Al Sabah paid a business visit to Azerbaijan.  In the framework of the visit Kuwait`s delegation held visits with Sh. Musatafayev, Economy and Industry Minister, the president of  the Export and Investment promotion foundation (AZPROMO)  R.Mammadov.

 On May, 2014 the delegation led by the Kuwait Vice president of the oil company corporative services directorate Ismail Abdullah paid a visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 On May 8, 2014 the Deputy Minister of the State of Kuwait “Awqaf and Islamic Affairs”, the chairman of the Directory council of Asian Muslims Committee Adil Abdullah Al Felah paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

 On May 19-22, 2014 the writer Huseynbala Miralamov , the deputy of  Milli Mejlis, the leader of  Azerbaijan-Kuwait working group on inter-parliamentary relations in the presentation ceremony of his book named  “Ilham Aliyev: Biography goes on” held the meeting with Saud Nashmi Al-Heriji, the deputy of  Kuwait Parliament,  the chairman  of  Kuwait-Azerbaijan  Inter-parliamentary Friendship group. During the meeting inter-parliamentary relations were discussed.

 On October 2-3, 2014 for the participation in the 4th Baku International Humanitarian Forum held in Baku, the delegation led by Sheikha Fariha Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the president of Kuwait society for the Ideal Family and the honorary president of Kuwait Disabled Sports Club, Sheikha Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah made a visit to Azerbaijan. In the framework of the visit Kuwait delegation held a meeting with Ms Hijran Huseynova, Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Woman and  Children Affairs and visited the House of Deprived Children.

 On October 28-30, 2014 the delegation of  thirteen members led by Sheikh Salman Sabah Salim Al-Hammud Al-Sabah, the Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth, Sports and Cultural Affairs participated in the “ First Global Forum on Youth  policies” held in Baku by the invitation the Minister of the Azerbaijan Republic Sports and Youth, Azad Rahimov.

On November 5-6, 2014 Mohammed Al-Ajmi, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Literature Supreme council of Kuwait participated in “Third International Theatre Conference” held in Baku on “the place of theatre in the system of multiculturalism and universal values” dedicated to the contemporary theatre problems in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, National Academy of Sciences and Azerbaijan theatre workers` committee.

On November 18-19, 2014 the delegation led by the chairman of the State of Kuwait Anti-corruption committee participated in the third session of the Assembly with other member countries and participants of International Anti-corruption academy.

On November 23-24, 2014 The Azerbaijani delegation led by Gulshan Pashayeva, the Asssistant Director of the Supreme Attestation Commission under the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan paid a visit to the State of Kuwait to the International conferences held by the cooperation of the Asia Research Centre of the Kuwait university and SAM on the “Mutual issues in the Azerbaijan-Kuwait realtions.

On February 19-21, 2015 Dr. Abdullah Al-Matuq , the chairman of  International Islamic Charity Organization, Counselor of Humanitarian Affairs  of Emir of Kuwait and the representative of UN Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs paid a visit to The Azerbaijan Republic.

On March 29- April 1, 2015 the delegation of the AR led by Ali Hasanov Deputy Minister of the AR, the chairman of the State Committee of Azerbaijan Republic on Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons Affairs, the chairman of the Republican Commission on International Humanitarian Aid made a visit to the State of Kuwait for the participation in Third International Pledging Conference for Syria.

On April 16, 2015 Adil Abdullah Al-Felah , Kuwaiti deputy Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, the chairman of Asian Muslims Committee participated in the International Conference on “the Islamic Education and the Modern period” held by the cooperation of  National Academy of Sciences and Caucasus Muslims Office and the state Committee for Work with religious associations in Baku.

On April 30- May 2, 2015 the delegation of the Kuwait-Azerbaijan Friendship Group at the National Assembly of Kuwait led by Saud Al-Hureyjini paid a visit to the Azerbaijan Republic.

On May 5, 2015 Director General of Kuwait International Islamic Charity Organization- Asian Muslims Committee paid a visit to the Azerbaijan Republic.

On May 18-19, 2015 Saud Al-Hureiji, the chairman of the Kuwait -Azerbaijan Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group Valid Abdul Aziz Al-Ammar, the Director of the department of foreign relations of Ministry of External Affairs of Kuwait and  Khalaif  Mutaib Al-Zainah, Deputy Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs for external relations and Hajj issues participated in  the Third world Forum on intercultural dialogue held in Azerbaijan.

On May 18-21, 2015 Fevez Al-Fereh, Kuwait General Directorate of Civil Aviation. During the visit the parties agreed on the draft of the agreement between the Government of the Azerbaijan republic and the Government of the State of Kuwait concerning the air services.

On May 27-28,2015 Elmar Mammadyarov, the Minister of external Affairs of the Azerbaijan Republic paid a visit to Kuwait for the participation in the 42nd  meeting of the council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of  Islamic Cooperation. During the visit Elmar Mammadyarov met Mr. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait.

On June 12, 2015 Sheikh Salman  Sabah Salim al-Hammud  Al-Sabah, the Minister of  Information and Minister of the State of  Kuwait for Youth Affairs paid a visit to Azerbaijan for the participation in the opening ceremony of the First European Games held in Baku city.

Economic Cooperation

One of the main activity areas of the Embassy is the high-pace development of the relations between the Azerbaijan Republic and the State of Kuwait. Taking into account the fact that the production of oil and other energy resources makes up the basis of the economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Kuwait.  The development of the cooperation on energetic field is supposed to be appropriate    between two countries. The Kuwait Bazaar is considered to be appropriate for the consumption of other products of Azerbaijan, including the agricultural products.

Following documents were signed between two countries for improving the relations in different areas of economy.

  1. “Agreement between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Kuwait “Fund for Arab Economic Development” on credit allowance for reconstruction of Alat-Gazimammad highway”: Baku city, May 15, 1997.
     
  2.  “Agreement on the creation of a Joint commission on cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009”.
     
  3.  “Agreement for the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009.
     
  4.  “Agreement for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and on property and prevention of tax evasion between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009. 
     
  5.  “Agreement on Trade agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009. 
     
  6. “Agreement on tourism cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009”.
     
  7. “Protocol of the first meeting of the Joint Commission for cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Al-Kuwait, January 10, 2011”.
     
  8. “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait on the economic and technical cooperation”: Al-Kuwait, January 10, 2011”.
     
  9.  “Protocol of the second meeting of the Joint Commission for cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Baku city, February 14, 2013”.
     
  10. “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait on Mutual Assistance and Cooperation in Customs Matters”: Baku city, February 14, 2013”

“Agreement on the creation of a Joint commission on cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait. Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009”. The Joint Commission was established on 14 April 2009. In accordance with the regulations the ministers of foreign affairs of both countries are the co-chairmans of the Joint Commission.

On January 10, 2011 in Al-Kuwait it was held the first meeting of the “Joint Commission for cooperation between the Government of theRepublicofAzerbaijanand the Government of the State of Kuwait”.

Sheikh Mohammed Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of the State of Kuwait headed Kuwaiti delegation, Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan headed Azerbaijani delegation.

İn the end of the meeting below-mentioned three documents had been signed:

  1. “Protocol of the first meeting of the Joint Commission for cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”;
     
  2. “Agreement between the Government of theRepublicofAzerbaijanand the Government of the State of Kuwait on the economic and technical cooperation”;
     
  3. “Agreement between the Government of theRepublicofAzerbaijanand the Government of the State of Kuwait on the waiver of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic and service/special passports”.             

On February 13-14, 2013 inBaku it was held the second meeting of the “Joint Commission for cooperation between the Government of theRepublic ofAzerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”.

Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait headed Kuwaiti delegation, Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan headed Azerbaijani delegation.

İn the end of the meeting below-mentioned five documents had been signed:

1. “Protocol of the second meeting of the Joint Commission for cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”;

2. “Agreement between the Government of theRepublicofAzerbaijanand the Government of the State ofKuwaiton Mutual Assistance and Cooperation in Customs Matters”;

3. “Agreement on cooperation in the sphere of security and combating crime between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”;

4. “Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between Saud  N.Al-Sabah Kuwait Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait and Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan”;

5. “Agreement on cultural cooperation between the Government of theRepublicofAzerbaijanand the Government of the State of Kuwait”.

According to Kuwait's official statistics, trade turnover between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Kuwait in 2013 was 237 thousand U.S. dollars.

In the humanitarian field:

Activities

On December 16-19, 2009 Cultural Days of Kuwait was held in Baku.

February 17, 2010 at the headquarters of the Kuwait's leading youth organization LoYAC (Youth Achievement Center) the presentation of the campaign "Justice for Khojaly" announced by the initiative of Mrs.Leyla Aliyeva, General Coordinator for Intercultural Dialogue of the Youth Forum of the Organization of the Islamic Conference was held in Kuwait, the petition of the campaign "Justice for Khojaly" had been signed and on the occasion of the 18-th anniversary of Khojaly massacre photo exhibition "Khojaly by the eyes of the children" was organized.

February 22, 2010 in Al-Kuwait the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the State of Kuwait and the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons of the Republic of Azerbaijan organized an event dedicated to the 18th anniversary of Khojaly tragedy.

On February 19-22, 2011 in Al-Kuwait, in the exhibition hall of the "Al-Masjid Al-Kabeer" Mosque it was held the exhibition regarding the propaganda of the Azerbaijani history, economy and culture. Also in the exhibition hall on the occasion of the 19-th anniversary of Khojaly massacre photo exhibition "Khojaly by the eyes of the children" was also organized.

On February 23-27, 2011 in Al-Kuwait under patronage of the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad  Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah the International Exhibition was held. On February 23, Mr. John Meycer, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain having paid visit to the State of Kuwait came to the Azerbaijani pavilion.

Within the framework of the events holding in accordance with the announcement by H.E.Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan the 2011 year – "Tourism Year", the high ranking officials of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan took part by a special exposure at the International Tourism Exhibition held in Al-Kuwait on March 29 - April 2, 2011.

On May 9-13, 2011 Cultural Days of Azerbaijan was held in Al-Kuwait.

On July 07, 2011 it was held the night of the Kuwaiti-Azerbaijani music.

On 20-30 July, 2011 the winners of the composition under the name “What I know about Azerbaijan” which was held among Kuwaiti students, paid a visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

On 10-11 October, 2011 for the participation at “I Baku International Humanitarian Forum” Kuwaiti delegation paid a visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

On 8 May 2012, at the secondary school named after “Ahmed Mohammed Al-Saqqaf” located in Al-Kuwait an event dedicated to the Republic of Azerbaijan was held.

On 17 and 19 May, 2012 in Al-Kuwait men and women teams of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the State of Kuwait took part at the First International Friendship Shooting Competition, held under patronage H.E.Shekh Salman S.S.H Al-Sabah, President of Kuwait Shooting Sport Federation. As e result of the participation women team of the Embassy had taken first place at this tournament.

On October 3-6, 2012 for the participation at “II Baku International Humanitarian Forum” Kuwaiti delegation paid a visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 "20.01.1990 - the bloody January tragedy" a book and the documentary film about this tragedy on DVD, "February 26, 1992 - "Khojaly Tragedy ", a book and a documentary film about this massacre on DVD, " Uzeyir Hajibeyli - 125 " a book were published by the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the State of Kuwait, as well as in cooperation with "AzərTag" the publishing of the translated into Arabic language "Azerbaijan" book is planned by the embassy.

In August 2012 by the initiative and support of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the State of Kuwait, a book of poems “"Take me to a sun” of the well-known poetess of Kuwait Mrs. Suad Al-Sabah has been translated into Azerbaijani language and published.

On November 27-30, 2012 Cultural Days of Kuwait was held in Baku.

On February 17-22, 2013 Cultural Days of Azerbaijan was held in  Al-Kuwait. During the Cultural Days within the framework of the events dedicated to the 95-th anniversary of the world-famous Azerbaijani composer Gara Garaev two concerts of Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra were organized.

On 7 March, 2013 within the framework of the events dedicated to the 90-th anniversary of National Leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev, by the initiative of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the State of Kuwait and by organizing of the "Kuwait Azeri" Trading Establishment, by participation of 147 equestrian sportsmen for the first time in the State of Kuwait tournament under the name "National Leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev - 90" was held.

“Agreement on cooperation between Azerbaijani State Telegraf Agency and Kuwaiti News Agency”: Baku, September 2009;

”Agreement between the Government of the Republicof Azerbaijanand the Government of the State of Kuwait on the cooperation in the field of family, women and children’s issues”: Al-Kuwait, 26 January, 2010;

“Agreement between the Government of the Republicof Azerbaijanand the Government of the State of Kuwait on the cooperation in the field of youth and sport”: Baku, 16 April, 2010.

On March 11-19, 2013 our Embassy provided the participation of Kuwait Musicians and Experts consisting of 15 members in the International Mugam Festival held in Baku city.

On April 23-26, 2013 the delegation of Kuwait participated in the Festival Competition young performers of classical music among the countries of Islamic World  held in Baku city.

On April 23-24,2013 Ms Zikrah Al-Rashide the Minister of  Labour  of the State of Kuwait  participated in the second meeting of the Islamic Conference of Ministers of Labour  of member countries of the Islamic cooperation Organization held in Baku city.

On April 25-29,2013 Our National  team led by Rasim Rzayev, the Vice president of the Azerbaijan shooting Federation  participated in the first Asian Sporting Kuwait “ Grand  Prix”  competition held in Al-Kuwait. 

On May 10, 2013 Horse race held in the hippodrome in Kuwait according to Azerbaijani nations` nation-wide leader H. Aliyev`s 90th anniversary.

On May 27, 2013 the Shooting competition was held in Kuwait Shooting club with the participation of Ukraine, Serbia, Uzbekistan, Russia, Azerbaijani Embassy and diaspora members.

On September 23-25, 2013 the participation of Kuwait delegation in the “third Baku international Book Fair Exhibition “dedicated to the Nation-wide leader of the Azerbaijani nation, H.Aliyev`s 90th anniversary in Baku provided by our Embassy.

On October 31-November 1, 2013 the chief director of the “Islamic Works” Fund in Kuwait and the most reputable public-political figure , Sheikha Hussah Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah participated in the third Baku International Humanitarian Forums held in Baku city.

On December 15-16, 2013 an exhibition dedicated to great Azerbaijani poet N.Ganjavi`s 870th anniversary was held in “Harwood School” secondary school situated in Al –Kuwait.

On December 3-7, 2013 the delegation led by Ms. H.Huseynova, the deputy of the state committee on the Azerbaijan Republic Family, Women and Child problems made a visit to the state of Kuwait for participating in the 6th meeting of United Nations Organization West-Asian Economic and Social Commission in Kuwait.

On January 15, 2014 by cooperation of United Nations Organization and the state of Kuwait Donor countries second International Conference on the support  to Syrian Nation. Azerbaijan was represented by Ashraf Shikaliyev, the chairman of the office for aid to the International development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ambassador Tural Rzayev.

On April 24-26, 2014 the music performers from Kuwait took part in the 3rd International festival-competition of young performers of classical music among the countries of the Islamic world and a musician Lulu Al-Shamlen took the 1st place among the performers younger ages.

In May, 2014 Skeet Shooting Competition devoted to the Great leader Heydar Aliyev`s memory was held in Kuwait on 91st anniversary of the Nationwide leader of the Azerbaijan Republic. Azeri and Turkish people living in Kuwait and people from Kuwait took part in the competition.

On May 13-21, 2014 the delegation of Kuwait participated in the 5th qualification course on “Innovations in Oil Engineering and Processing Methods” organized by the corporation of the Scientific Research Institution of Geo-technological problems of “Oil, Gas and Chemistry” of the Azerbaijan Republic under the auspices of the Ministry of external Affairs.

On May 19-22 , 2014 Huseynbala Miralamov, a writer, the member of the Parliament, the chairman of the “ Azerbaijan-Kuwait Inter-parliamentary Work Group paid a visit to the State of Kuwait for the participation in the Gala Opening Ceremony of  his book “ Ilham Aliyev: Biography goes on”.

On May 19-22, 2014 Azerbaijani musicians-a violinist Salim Abbasov and a pianist Qorkhmaz Qurbanov paid a visit to Kuwait for the participation in the Gala Opening Ceremony of the book “Ilham Aliyev: Biography goes on” and in the event held on “28 May Republic day”

On July, 2014 Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva, the President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador of  UNESCO and ISESCO was rewarded of  high prize of Kuwait. We presented Honorary Diploma to Heydar Aliyev Fundation.

On August 15-21, 2014 the representatives of Kuwaiti Shooting Federation participated in the International Grand-Prix competitions on Olympics Shooting events held by the cooperation of “Gabala” Shooting Club, National Olympics Committee, the Ministry of Youth and Sport, and Azerbaijan Shooting Federation.

On September 7-15, 2014 Mohammad Ibrahim Al-Darii , the first Counselor of the Kuwait Diplomatic Institute named after “Saud Al-Nasr Al-Sabah” of the Ministry of External Affairs of Kuwait participated in the 10-day course held on “The exploration of the Caspian basin in ADA.

On September 12, 2014 the athletes from Kuwait paid a visit to our country for the participation in the 5th “Baku Open” International Karate tournament held on the 20 th anniversary of the establishment of Azerbaijan National Karate Federation.

On November 5-6, 2014 Mohammed Al-Ajmi, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Literature Supreme council of Kuwait participated in “Third International Theatre Conference” held in Baku on “the place of theatre in the system of multiculturalism and universal values” dedicated to the contemporary theatre problems in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, National Academy of Sciences and Azerbaijan theatre workers` committee.

In December, 2014 the coloured and well-designed book dedicated to Nizami`s life and work on the occasion of his 870th anniversary published in the famous printing house Al-Risale in Kuwait.

In December, 2014 the poem book “Igid Esger Mohkem Dayan” by the poet Shahin Musaoglu published by the organization of “ Vetensever``  Friendship Corporation in Kuwait.

 

VISITS

On April 17-21, 2012 the delegation led by A. Rahimov, the minister of “Sports and Youth” of the Azerbaijan Republic paid a business trip to the State of Kuwait.

On February 17-23, 2013 A.Veliyev, the deputy of the Culture and Tourism minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the “People`s artist” F.Bedelbeyli, the rector of Baku Music Academy named after U.Hajibeyli paid a business trip to Kuwait by the invitation of Ali Al-Yuhan, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of the Culture and Literature of the State of Kuwait.

On April 23-24, 2013 Ms. Zikhra Al-Rashidi, Social Issues and Labour Minister of the State of Kuwait paid a business trip to the Republic of Azerbaijan to take part in the 2nd meeting of the Labour Ministers of the Islamic Conference of the Islamic Cooperative Organization member states held in Baku.

On October 31-November 1, 2013 the chief director of the “Islamic works” Fund in Kuwait paid a business trip to the Azerbaijan Republic to participate in the 3rd Baku International Humanitarian Forum. 

On December 3-7, 2013 the delegation led by Ms. H.Huseynova, the deputy of the state committee on “Family,   Woman and Child Problems” of the Azerbaijan Republic at the invitation of Sadri Sheikha Latifa Al-Fehed Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the chairwoman of the State of Kuwait on Woman Affairs of the State Committee made a visit to the state of Kuwait for the participation in the 6th meeting of United Nations Organization West-Asian Economic and Social Commission in Kuwait.

On May 8th, 2014 Adil Abdullah Al-Felah , the deputy Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs of the State of Kuwait , the chairman of the Directory Council of Asian Muslims Committee paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

On October 2-3, 2014 for the participation in the 4th Baku International Humanitarian Forum held in Baku, the delegation led by Sheikha Fariha Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the president of Kuwait society for the Ideal Family and the honorary president of Kuwait Disabled Sports Club, Sheikha Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah made a visit to Azerbaijan. In the framework of the visit Kuwait delegation held a meeting with Ms Hijran Huseynova, Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Woman and  Children Affairs and visited the House of Deprived Children.

On October 28-30, 2014 the delegation of  thirteen members led by Sheikh Salman Sabah Salim Al-Hammud Al-Sabah, the Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth, Sports and Cultural Affairs participated in the “ First Global Forum on Youth  policies” held in Baku by the invitation the Minister of the Azerbaijan Republic Sports and Youth, Azad Rahimov.

On November 5-6, 2014 Mohammed Al-Ajmi, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Literature Supreme council of Kuwait participated in “Third International Theatre Conference” held in Baku on “the place of theatre in the system of Multiculturalism and Universal values” dedicated to the contemporary theatre problems in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, National Academy of Sciences and Azerbaijan theatre workers` committee. During his visit A.Qarayev the Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Azerbaijan received M. Al-Ajmi. In the meeting the cooperation issues between the committees were discussed.

On November 18-19, 2014 the delegation led by the chairman of the State of Kuwait Anti-corruption committee participated in the third session of the Assembly with other member countries and participants of International Anti-corruption academy.

On November 23-24, 2014 The Azerbaijani delegation led by Gulshan Pashayeva, the Asssistant Director of the Supreme Attestation Commission under the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan paid a visit to the State of Kuwait  to the International conferences held by the cooperation of the Asia Research Centre of the  Kuwait university and SAM on the “ Mutual issues in the Azerbaijan-Kuwait relations.

On February 19-21, 2015 Dr. Abdullah Al-Matuq , the chairman of  International Islamic Charity Organization, Counselor of Humanitarian Affairs  of Emir of Kuwait and the representative of UN Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs paid a visit to The Azerbaijan Republic.

On March 29-April 1, 2015 Azerbaijan Republic delegation led by Mr.Ali Hasanov, the deputy of the Prime Minister of the Azerbaijan Republic, the chairman on the work of the State Committee of the Refugees and Internally Displaced persons and the chairman of the International Humanitarian Aid of the Republic Committee paid a visit to the State of Kuwait to participate in the 3rd International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria held in Al-Kuwait.

On April 16,2015 Adil Abdullah Al-Felah,the deputy of the Kuwait Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Minister, the chairman of the Asian Muslims committee participated in the International Conference by  the organizing Azerbaijan Academy of National Science, State Committee on the Caucasus Muslims office and work with the Religious Associations on the “Islamic enlightenment and contemporary period in Baku.

On May 5, 2015 Khalid Salah Al-Rayes, the chief director of the International Islamic Charity Organization Asian Muslims Committee in Kuwait paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

On May 18-19, 2015 Saud Al-Hureyji, the leader of Kuwait-Azerbaijan Inter-parliamentary Friendship group, Valid Abdulaziz Al-Ammar, the director of the department of Foreign Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kuwait and Kholaf Mutaib Al-Zainah, the deputy on Hajj issues and the Ministry of Kuwait Awqaf and Islamic Affairs participated in the 3 rd Universal Intercultural Dialogue Forum held in Azerbaijan.

On June 12, 2015 the delegation led by Sheikh Salman Sabah Salim Al- Hammud Al-Sabah, the minister of Information and the State minister on Kuwait Youth Affairs participated in the Opening Ceremony of the 1st European Games held in Baku.

Inter-parliamentary relations:

 

On May 28, 1995 the National Assembly of the State of Kuwait decided to establish a “Friendship Group” consists of 4 members between the parliaments of the State of Kuwait and the Republic of Azerbaijan, and  on May 06 1997, Mr.Sharidah Al-Musharji, Speaker of the National Assembly of the State of Kuwait by sending a letter to the Speaker of the Parliament (Milli Majlis) of the Republic of Azerbaijan reported on the decision of the establishing of the new “Kuwait-Azerbaijan  Inter-Parliamentary Frienship Group” consists of 6 members. 

On 20-22 September, 1995 by the invitation of the Speaker of the Parliament (Milli Majlis) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, a delegation led by Mr.Saleh Yusif Al-Fadallah, Vice-Speaker of the National Assembly of the State of Kuwait paid an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan. 

In May, 1996 a delegation led by the Speaker of the Parliament (Milli Majlis) of the Republic of Azerbaijan paid an official visit to the State of Kuwait and held talks with the Amir, Speaker of the National Assembly and Minister of Foreign Affairs (First Deputy Prime-Minister ) of the State of Kuwait.

On September 26-28, 2001 Kuwait-Azerbaijan Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group established in the National assembly of Kuwait paid a visit to Azerbaijan held several meetings with the chairmen of the Azerbaijan Republic discussed issues on the concerning the interests of both sides.

On September 21-24, 2005 by the invitation of the Speaker of the Parliament (Milli Majlis) of the Republic of Azerbaijan a delegation consists of the members of “Kuwait-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group” paid an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan. During the visit, the Speaker of the Parliament (Milli Majlis), Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan received Kuwaiti delegation. 

On October 21-24, 2007 “Kuwait-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group” paid an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

On April 17-21, 2010 by the invitation of Mrs. B.Muradova, Vice-Speaker of the Parliament (Milli Majlis) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, a delegation consists of women members of the National Assembly of the State of Kuwait paid an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

 On June 12-15, 2010 by the invitation of the National Assembly of the State of Kuwait, a delegation consists of the members of the                         “Azerbaijan-Kuwait İnter-Parliamentary Friendship Group” headed by Mr.A.Abdullayev,  member of the Parliament (Milli Majlis) of the Republic of Azerbaijan paid an official visit to the State of Kuwait.

On October 17-19, 2011 by the invitation of the Parliament (Milli Majlis) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, a delegation (consists of the members of the National Assembly of the State of Kuwait) headed by  Mr. Walid Al-Tabtabai,  Chairman of the “Kuwait-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group” paid an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

On May 15-17, 2013 by the invitation of the Parliament (Milli Majlis) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Mubarak Saleh Al-Najada, Deputy head of the Committee of the Friendly Groups of the Parliament (National Assembly), Head of Azerbaijani Group of the mentioned Committee, at the same time, one of most active members of the Commission on human rights of the Parliament paid the official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan. During the visit Mr. O.Asadov, Speaker of the Parliament (Milli Majlis) of the Republic of Azerbaijan received Mr. Mubarak Saleh Al-Najada.

On May 19-22, 2014 the writer Huseyinbala Miralamov , the deputy of  Milli Mejlis, the leader of  Azerbaijan-Kuwait working group on inter-parliamentary relations in the presentation ceremony of his book named  “Ilham Aliyev: Biography goes on” held the meeting with Saud Nashmi Al-Heriji, the deputy of  Kuwait Parliament,  the chairman  of  Kuwait-Azerbaijan  Inter-parliamentary Friendship group. During the meeting inter-parliamentary relations were discussed.

On April 30-May 2, 2015 Kuwait-Azerbaijan Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group of the National Assembly of the State of Kuwait led by Saud Al-Hureyji made a visit to the Azerbaijan Republic.

On May 18-19, 2015 Saud Al-Hureyji the leader of the Kuwait – Azerbaijan Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group participated in the Third World Inter-cultural Dialogue Forum held in Azerbaijan.

Work Group Participants of the Azerbaijan-Kuwait Inter-parliamentary relations

 

1.      Huseynbala Fazil oqlu Miralamov- Group leader

2.      Elmira Huseynqizi Akhundova

3.      Nizami Qulu oqlu Jafarov

4.      Flora Qassim qizi Qasimova

5.      Fuad Rauf oqlu Muradov

6.      Rovshen Shukur oqlu Rzayev


Work Group Participants of the Azerbaijan-Kuwait Inter-parliamentary relations


1.      Waleed Musaed Al-Tabatabaie            - Chairman

2.      Mohammed Hayef Al-Mutairi              -  member

3.      Khalaf Dumaitheer Al-Enizi                -   member

4.      Khaled Mohammad Al-Otaibi              -   member

 

BILATERAL AGREEMENT

 

The legal base of bilateral cooperation:

Until January 1, 2014 having covered various areas of bilateral cooperation below mentioned 20 documents were signed between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Kuwait:

“Protocol between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Kuwait on establishment of diplomatic relations”: October 7, 1994.

  1. “Agreement between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Kuwait “Fund for Arab Economic Development” on credit allowance for reconstruction of Alat-Gazimammad highway”: Baku city, May 15, 1997.
     
  2. “Status of Forces Agreement between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Kuwait. June 3, 2003”.
     
  3. ”Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait: Al-Kuwait, January 21, 2007. 
     
  4. “Agreement on the creation of a Joint commission on cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009”.
     
  5. “Agreement for the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009.
     
  6. “Agreement for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and on property and prevention of tax evasion between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009. 
     
  7. “Agreement on Trade agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009. 
     
  8.  “Agreement on tourism cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”:Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009”.
     
  9. “Agreement on cooperation between Azerbaijani State Telegraf Agency and Kuwaiti News Agency”: Baku city, September 2009.
     
  10. ”Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait on the cooperation in the field of family, women and children’s issues”: Al-Kuwait, 26 January, 2010.
     
  11. “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait on the cooperation in the field of youth and sport”: Baku city, 16 April, 2010.
     
  12. “Protocol of the first meeting of the Joint Commission for cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Al-Kuwait, January 10, 2011”.
     
  13. “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait on the economic and technical cooperation”: Al-Kuwait, January 10, 2011”.
     
  14. “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait on the waiver of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic and service/special passports”:  Al-Kuwait, January 10, 2011”.
       
  15. “Protocol of the second meeting of the Joint Commission for cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Baku city, February 14, 2013”.
     
  16. “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait on Mutual Assistance and Cooperation in Customs Matters”: Baku city, February 14, 2013”.
     
  17. “Agreement on cooperation in the sphere of security and combating crime between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Baku city, February 14, 2013”.
     
  18. “Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between Saud  N.Al-Sabah Kuwait Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait and Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan” : Baku city, February 14, 2013”.
     
  19.  “Agreement on cultural cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Baku city, February 14, 2013”.

 OTHER AREAS OF BILATERAL COOPERATION:

Signed documents;

  1. “Status of Forces Agreement between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Kuwait. June 3, 2003”.
     
  2. “Agreement on tourism cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Al-Kuwait, February 10, 2009”.
     
  3. “Agreement on cooperation between Azerbaijani State Telegraf Agency and Kuwaiti News Agency”: Baku city, September 2009.
     
  4. ”Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait on the cooperation in the field of family, women and children’s issues”: Al-Kuwait, 26 January, 2010.
     
  5. “Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait on the cooperation in the field of youth and sport”: Baku city, 16 April, 2010.
     
  6.  “Agreement on cooperation in the sphere of security and combating crime between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Baku city, February 14, 2013”.
     
  7. “Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation between Saud N.Al-Sabah Kuwait Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait and Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan” : Baku city, February 14, 2013”.
     
  8. Agreement on cultural cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the State of Kuwait”: Baku city, February 14, 2013”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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