Japan-Eritrea Relations

Japan-Eritrea Relations (Basic Data)

September 26, 2019

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 1993. 5 Japan recognized the independence of Eritrea
  • 1993. 9 Japan established a diplomatic relation with Eritrea
  • 2003. 5 Eritrea established embassy in Tokyo

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Eritrea: 2 (as of May 2019)

Trade with Japan (2018):

  • Exports to Japan: 2.86 million yen
  • Imports from Japan: 108 million yen

Japan's Economic Cooperation (2016):

VIP Visits

From Japan to Eritrea:
Year Name
2006 Japan-AU parliamentary Friendship League
2014 State Minister for Foreign Affairs Minoru Kiuchi
2018.8 State Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahisa Sato
2018.8 State Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Shinsuke Okuno
From Eritrea to Japan:
Year Name
1995 Foreign Minister Petros Solomon
1995 Minister of Information and Culture Beraki Gebresellassie
1995 Minister of Water Resources Saleh Meky
1998 Acting Minister of Land, Water and Environment Berhane Abrehe
2001 Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Said Abldulleh
2003 President Isaias Afwerki (TICAD III)
2004 Minister of National Development Woldai Futur
2005 Minister of Foreign Affairs Ali Said Abldulleh
2008 Minister of Fisheries Ahmed Haji
2008 President Isaias Afwerki (TICAD IV)
2008 Minister of Education Semere Russom
2010 Minister of Health Amina Nurhussein
2013 Minister of National Development Giorgis Teklemikael (TICAD V)
2014 Minister of Education Semere Russom
2017 Commissioner for Culture and Sports Zemede Tekle
2019.3 Minister of Foreign Affairs Osman Saleh
2019.8 Minister of Foreign Affairs Osman Saleh (TICAD7)