Japan-Comoros Relations

Japan-Comoros Relations (Basic Data)

February 19, 2018

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: 0 (as of Oct. 2017)

Trade with Japan (2017):

  • Exports: 12 million yen (essential oil, etc)
  • Imports: 267 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, MATSUURA
2005 May Ambassador in charge of UN Reform, SUTO
From the Union of Comoros to Japan:
Year Name
1981 Jul. Former Prime Minister, BEN ALI
1984 Mar. Minister of Foreign Affairs, KAFE
1987 Apr. President, AHMED ABDALLAH (Informal visit)
1988 Oct. Minister of Agriculture, MOHAMED ALI
1989 Feb. Minister of Foreign Affairs, KAFE (to attend Rites of Imperial Funeral)
1990 Nov. Minister of Foreign Affairs, MTARA MAÉCHA (Ceremonies of the Accession)
1991 Jul. Minister of Foreign Affairs, MTARA MAÉCHA (Informal Visit)
1993 Oct. Minister of Finance and Budget, CAABI (TICAD I)
1998 Oct. Minister of Foreign Affairs, HIMIDI (TICAD II)
2004 Oct. State Secretary in charge of Territorial Security, ABDOU MADI MARI
2004 Nov. Minister of Economy, Trade and Industrial Promotion 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, 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, SOUEF (Global Peacebuilders Program, Working Visit)

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.