Japan-Côte d'Ivoire Relations

March 11, 2020

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 7 August, 1960 (Date of the recognition of the State)
  • Japanese Nationals:
  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Côte d'Ivoire: 156 (as of Oct. 2018)
  • Number of Ivorian nationals residing in Japan: 157(as of Jun. 2019)

Trade with Japan (2019):

  • Exports: 1.34 billion yen (cocoa, cacao, seafood etc)
  • Imports: 5.68billion yen (rubber tires tubes, textiles, motors etc)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total until Fiscal Year 2017):

VIP Visits (since 2010)

From Japan to the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire:
Year Month Name
2012 Jul. Mr. KATO Toshiyuki , Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2014 Jan. Mr. ABE Shinzo, Prime Minister
Mr. KATO Katsunobu , Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
Mr. MIHARA Asahiko , Member of the House of the Representatives(Secretary-general of the Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship League)
Mr. NISHIMURA Yasutoshi , State Minister of Cabinet Office
2014 Jul. Mr. TOGO Tetsuya , Member of the House of the Representatives
2016 Mar. Mr. KIHARA Seiji , State Minister for Foreign Affairs
2017 Nov. Mr. SATO Masahisa , State Minister for Foreign Affairs
2018 May Mr. SONOURA Kentaro , Special Advisor to the Prime Minister
2018 Aug. Mr. MAKIHARA Hideki , State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare,
Ms. MAKISHIMA Karen , Member of the House of Representatives
From the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire to Japan:
Year Month Name
2012 Sep. H.E.Mr. Albert Toikeusse Mabri, Minister of Planning and Development
2012 Oct. H.E.Mr. Charles Koffi Diby, Minister of Economy and Finance and H.E.Mr. Albert Toikeusse Mabri, Minister of Planning and Development (Annual meeting of IME and World Bank)
2013 Mar. H.E.Mr.Guillaume Soro, president of the National Assembly
2013 Jun. H.E.Mr. Alassane Dramane Ouattara, President of the Republic and H.E.Mr. Charles Koffi Diby, Minister of Foreign Affairs
2013 Oct. H.E.Mr.Remi Allah Kouadio, Minister of Environment, Urban Sanitation and Sustainable development (Minamata Convention on Mercury)
2015 Mar. H.E.Mr.Remi Allah Kouadio, Minister of Environment, Urban Sanitation and Sustainable development (World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction)
2015 Aug. H.E.Mr. Jean-Louis Billon, Minister of Commerce and H.E.Ms. Anne-désirée Ouloto (WAW!2015)
2016 Jan. H.E.Mr. Patrick Achi, Minister of Economic Infrastructure
2016 Jun. H.E.Mr. Kouassi Adjoumani, Minister of Animal and Halieutics
2018 Feb. H.E.Mr. Amédé Koffi Kouakou, Minister of Economic Infrastructure
2018 Oct. H.E.Ms. Nialé KABA, Minister of Plan and Development (TICAD ministerial meeting)
2019 Aug. H.E.Mr. Amadou Gon COULIBALY, Prime Minister (TICAD7)
2019 Oct. H.E.Mr. Alassane Dramane Ouattara, President (Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor at the Seiden)
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