State Ministers for Foreign Affairs Washio attended the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Republic of Senegal
On November 18, from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m., the Embassy of the Republic of Senegal in Japan hosted a ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Senegal, which was attended by Mr. Eiichiro Washio, State Ministers for Foreign Affairs.
- Japan established diplomatic relations with Senegal in 1960, the same year that Senegal gained independence, and since then Japan has been building and maintaining excellent bilateral relations with Senegal. The ceremony was held to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Senegal, with the presence of relevant Japanese public and private sectors, and representatives of the Senegalese community in Japan.
- State Minister Washio congratulated the 60th anniversary of Senegal's independence and, noting the rich human exchange between the two countries over the years, expressed his willingness to further deepen exchanges between the two countries in a variety of fields. As this year also marks the 40th anniversary of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers' deployment to Senegal, State Minister Washio paid tribute to the efforts of these volunteers.
- Following the ceremony, the Embassy of Senegal hosted a seminar on the activities of JICA in Senegal and the attractiveness of investing in Senegal, in which Japanese companies among others participated and had a meaningful exchange of ideas.