Kokhir Rasulzoda

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Qohir Rasulzoda
Қоҳир Расулзода
Kokhir Rasulzoda (2018-04-19).jpg
Rasulzoda in 2018
8th Prime Minister of Tajikistan
Assumed office
23 November 2013
PresidentEmomali Rahmon
DeputyDavlatali Said
Preceded byOqil Oqilov
Personal details
Born (1959-03-08) 8 March 1959 (age 63)
Ghafurov, Tajik SSR, Soviet Union (now Tajikistan)
Political partyPeople's Democratic Party
Alma materAgricultural University of

Abduqohir Abdurasulovich Nazirov (Tajik: Абдуқохир Абдурасулович Назиров; Russian: Абдукохир Абдурасулович Назиров; born 8 March 1961[a]) is a Tajik politician who is serving as the Prime Minister of Tajikistan since 23 November 2013. He is a member of the People's Democratic Party of Tajikistan.

Political background[edit]

Rasulzoda with Vladimir Putin at the Airport in Tajikistan in 2017.
Rasulsoda with Ilham Aliyev in 2014

He was born as Abduqohir Abdurasulovich Nazirov on March 8, 1961 in the town of Kistakuz in Ghafurov District of Sughd Region of the Tajik SSR. In 1982, he graduated from the Agricultural University of Tajikistan, specializing in hydraulic engineering. Then Nazirov worked as engineer of the production department, chief engineer, chief of PMK-4, the head of the enterprise "Tajiksovskhozstroy."

From January 2000 to December 2006, he served as minister for melioration and water resources.[citation needed]

In 2008, he graduated from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration with a degree in Technical Science. On December 2, 2006, he was made the Acting Head of Sughd Province, becoming the permanent leader of the province on February 27, 2007. In May 2007, he changed his name to Qohir Rasulzoda under President Emomali Rahmon's law.[1][2]

In December 2007 and in April 2010, Rasulzoda was elected as the first deputy chairman of National Assembly of the Supreme Assembly of Tajikistan.

On November 23, 2013, Qohir Rasulzoda was appointed Prime Minister of Tajikistan, replacing Oqil Oqilov.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ This article contains conflicting dates of birth. 1961 is cited in the introductory paragraph while 1959 is cited in the side bar.


  1. ^ "Президент Таджикистана сменил фамилию и подкорректировал имя". world.segodnya.ua.
  2. ^ "Name Debate Reflects Region's Mixed History". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty.
  3. ^ "Премьером Таджикистана назначен Кохир Расулзада". vesti.ru.
  4. ^ "Указ Президента Республики Таджикистан о назначении Кохира Расулзода Премьер-министром Республики Таджикистан | Президенти Тоҷикистон - President of Tajikistan - Президент Таджикистана - رئيس جمهورية تاجيكستان". www.president.tj.
  5. ^ "Longtime Tajik Prime Minister Dismissed". Radio Free Europe. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Tajikistan