The Second Round of Negotiations on the Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income with the State of Kuwait

March 28, 2007


1.    The Second Round of Negotiations on the Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income with the State of Kuwait took place in Kuwait on March 24 (Sat) and 25 (Sun).  The negotiations were attended on the Japanese side by Mr. Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Minister in the Embassy of Japan in the State of Kuwait (Head of the Japanese Delegation), Mr. Nobuyuki Nakamura, International Tax Counsel, Ministry of Finance and other relevant officials; and on the Kuwaiti side, Mr. Al-Qassar, Assistant Under Secretary for Financial and Tax Affairs, Ministry of Finance and other relevant officials.

2.    In a friendly and constructive atmosphere, the two parties had a discussion on the main provisions of the convention while recognizing the significance of this convention in enhancing economic relations between the two countries.

3.    The two parties decided to hold the next round of negotiations in Tokyo in a timely manner.  The exact schedule will be decided by both parties in due course.

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