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Bilateral Relations between Georgia and the State of Kuwait

Diplomatic relations between Georgia and the State of Kuwait were established on  3 September, 1992.

Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary Ambassadors of Georgia to the State of Kuwait

  • Konstantin Zhgenti (19.09.2019 - to date) 
  • Roland Beridze  (20.06.2014 - 01.07.2019) 
  • Ekaterine Meiering-Mikadze (17.04.2009 - 31.10.2012)
  • Gocha Japaridze (01.01. 2007-16.04.2009)
  • Ekaterine Meiering-Mikadze (06.09.2004-01.01.2007)

Fields of cooperation:

Political cooperation is being developed on a bilateral basis in addition to being promoted in the framework of International Organizations.

In the economic field, Georgia and Kuwait have been preparing favorable conditions for investment. This includes the strengthening of the legal basis, in particular relating to issues of double taxation and investment protection as well as the enhancing of commercial relations based on a free trade agreement.

The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) and the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce are main partners and counterparts in the development of Georgian-Kuwaiti economic relations. Among the successful projects initiated in recent years is the Tbilisi Road rehabilitation scheme, financed by KFAED in the range of 17 million USD, as well as other infrastructure development projects like the upgrading of highways (29 million USD) and the Namahvan hydro-electric station (720 million USD).  In addition, projects targeting the tourism infrastructure have been launched.

Since 2007, a simplified visa regime has been in force between Georgia and Kuwait, allowing citizens of both countries to receive entry permits upon arrival as opposed to requiring the issuing of visas prior to traveling.  

Economic cooperation

Trade flow 2000-2008 (in 1000 USD) 

Year

Export

Import

2001

0.1

 

2002

-

1.1

2003

2.4

 

2004

12.0

 

2005

 

58.9

2006

 

35.9

2007

 

234.1

2008

 

850

2009

4.0

1805.5

Bilateral visits

From Georgia:

- April 17-18, 2006 - Official visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia H.E. Mr. Zurab Nogaideli to the State of Kuwait;

- February 17-18, 2007 - Visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia H.E. Mr. Zurab Nogaideli to the State of Kuwait;

- April 17-20, 2007 - Visit of His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia to the State of Kuwait;

- October 13-15, 2009 - Official visit of the President of Georgia H.E. Mikheil Saakashvili to the State of Kuwait;

- December 21-22, 2009 - Official visit of the Minister of Economic Development of Georgia Mr. Zurab PololikaSvili to the State of Kuwait;

- February 1-3, 2010 - Official visit of the Minister of Interior of Georgia Mr. Ivane Merabishvili to the State of Kuwait;

- February 16-17, 2010 - Visit of the Prime Minister of Georgia Mr. Nika Gilauri to the State of Kuwait;

- May 31, 2010 - Bilateral Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait;

 - June 22-24, 2010 - Visit of the delegation of the National Bank of Georgia to the State of Kuwait;

 - November 23, 2010 - Working visit of the Minister of Energy of Georgia Mr.Alexander Khetaguri to the State of Kuwait;

 - January 25, 2016 - The second round of bilateral political consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the
State of Kuwait;

- March 23-25, 2016 - Visit of the Chairman of the Georgian Parliament H.E. Mr. David Usupashvili to the State of Kuwait;

 - February 12-13, 2018 - Working visit of the Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia H.E. Mr. Mikheil Janelidze to the State of Kuwait.

 - February 13-15, 2019 - Visit of the Georgia-Kuwait Friendship Group of the Parliament of Georgia.

From Kuwait:

- September 14, 2006 - Visit of the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah to Georgia;

- April 9-14, 2015 - Visit of the Kuwait-Georgia Friendship Group of the Kuwait National Assembly;
  

Legal Basis:

Georgia and the State of Kuwait have signed the following Agreements:

- Agreement between Georgia and the State of Kuwait on Military and Personal Status (16. 07.2003)

- Air Service Agreement

- Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Georgia and the State of Kuwait (21.11.1996)

- Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the State of Kuwait for the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments; (13.10.2009)

- Agreement between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the State of Kuwait for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital;(13.10.2009)

- Memorandum of Understanding on conducting of bilateral consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait;(31.05.2010)

- Agreement on establishing Joint Committee for Cooperation between the Government of Georgia and the Government of the State of Kuwait;(31.05.2010)

- Agreement between the Government of Georgia and The Government of the State of Kuwait on the Waiver of Visa Requirements for Holders of Diplomatic, Special and Service Passports; (25.01.2016)

- Memorandum of Understanding on Diplomatic co-operation between the Levan Mikeladze Diplomatic Training Center of the Georgian Foreign Ministry and the
Saud Al-Sabah Diplomatic Institute of the Foreign Ministry of the State of Kuwait; (25.01.2016)  

- Protocol of Cooperation between the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (31.07.2020)