Japan-Comoros Relations

June 26, 2019

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 14 November, 1977 (Date of the recognition of the State)

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in the Union of Comoros: 3 (as of June. 2018)

Trade with Japan (2018):

  • Exports: 12 million yen (essential oil, etc)
  • Imports: 243 million yen (machines, automobiles, etc)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total until fiscal 2016):

Recent VIP Visits

From Japan to the Union of Comoros:
Year Name
2004 Jul. Director-General of UNESCO, Koichiro MATSUURA
2005 May. Ambassador in charge of UN Reform, Takaya SUTO
2018 Aug. State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Masahisa SATO
From the Union of Comoros to Japan:
Year Name
2004 Oct. State Secretary in charge of Territorial Security, Abdou MADI MARI
2004 Nov. Minister of Economy, Trade and Industrial Promotion Maoulana CHARIF (TICAD-AATIC)
2008 May. President, Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed SAMBI (TICAD IV)
2013 Jun. President, IKILILOU Dhoinine, Minister of Foreign Affairs, BAKRI (TICAD V)
2013 Oct. Ministry of Production, Environment, Energy, Industry and Crafts, Abdou NASSUR MADI (Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Minamata Convention on Mercury)
2018 Jan.-Feb. Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and the Francophonie, in charge of Comorians abroad, Mohamed El Amine SOUEF (Global Peacebuilders Program, Working Visit)
2018 Oct. Secretary of State in charge of Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, DJOUMOI Said Abdallah (TICAD Ministerial Meeting)

Cultural Exchanges

Survey on coelacanth was conducted by a private sector and Toba aquarium. The mission brought back 5 specimens with the cooperation of the Comoros government.

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