Japan-Burkina Faso Relations

January 18, 2021

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 1960 (Recognition of the State)

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Burkina Faso: 59 (Jan. 2021)
  • Number of Burkina Faso nationals residing in Japan: 178 (Dec. 2019)

Trade with Japan (2018):

  • Exports: 4.78 billion yen (sesame)
  • Imports: 1.28billion yen (machines, cars, food)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (as of FY 2018):

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 57.00
  • Grants:50.83 billion yen (cumulative total)
  • Technical cooperation: 18.89billion yen (cumulative total)

VIP Visits

From Japan to Burkina Faso:
Year Name
Jan. 2004 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, TANAKA
Dec. 2007 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, UNO
Aug. 2013 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, ABE
Jul. 2014 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, ISHIHARA
From Burkina Faso to Japan:
Year Name
Oct. 1993 President Blaise COMPAORE (TICAD)
Dec. 1995 President Blaise COMPAORE
Oct. 1998 President Blaise COMPAORE (TICAD II)
Minister of Foreign Affairs OUEDRAOGO (TICAD II)
Dec. 2000 Minister of Foreign Affairs OUEDRAOGO
Sep.2003 President Blaise COMPAORE (TICAD III)
Jun. 2005 Minister of Foreign Affairs OUEDRAOGO
May. 2008 President Blaise COMPAORE (TICAD IV)
Aug. 2012 Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation, BASSOLE
Jun. 2013 President Blaise COMPAORE (TICAD V)
Feb. 2014 Minister of Education and Literacy BOLY/BARRY
Mar. 2015 Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources, Sanitation and Food Security LOMPO
Minister of Social Action and National Solidarity ZAN/YELEMU
Oct. 2015 Minister of Scientific Research and Innovation POODA
Minister of Industry, Trade and Craft DAH
Feb. 2017 Minister of Territorial Administration, Decentralization and Interior Security COMPAORE
Oct. 2018 Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation BARRY
Nov. 2018 President KABORE and his wife, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation BARRY, Minister of Infrastructure BOUGOUMA, Minister of National Education OUARO, High Representative of the President CY
Jan. 2019 Minister of Infrastructure BOUGOUMA
Aug. 2019 President KABORE, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation BARRY, Minister of Infrastructure BOUGOUMA, Minister of Industry, Trade and Craft KABORE, Minister of Economy and Finance KABORE (TICAD7)
Oct. 2019 Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation BARRY
(Ceremony of the Enthronement His Majesty the Emperor)
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