Japan-Gambia Relations

Japan-Gambia Relations (Basic Data)

March 1, 2017

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 18 February, 1965 (Date of the recognition of the State)

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in The Gambia: 3 (as of October 2015)
  • Number of Gambian nationals residing in Japan: 41 (as of December 2015)

Trade with Japan (2016):

  • Exports: 0 yen
  • Imports: 147 million yen (rubber products etc.)

Japan's Economic Cooperation:

  • Loans: none
  • Grants: 16,687 million yen
  • Technical cooperation: 2,850 million yen

VIP Visits

From Japan to the Republic of The Gambia:
Year Name
May 2005 Ambassador in Charge of Peace Building in Africa and Special Envoy for UN Reform, Keitaro SATO
Jul. 2006 Ambassador in Charge of Peace Building in Africa and Special Envoy for UN Reform, Keitaro SATO (AU Summit)
Aug 2013 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Toshiko ABE
From the Republic of The Gambia to Japan:
Year Name
Mar. 2003 Secretary of State for Fisheries, Natural Resources and Environment, Susan Waffa-Ogoo (the 3rd World Water Forum)
Sep. 2003 Director, Loans and Debt Management of the Department of State for Finance and Economic Affairs, Baboucarr H.M. JALLOW (TICAD III)
Mar. 2006 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of The Gambia to the United Nations, Crispin Grey-Johnson
Aug. 2007 Secretary of State for Trade, Industry and Employment, Abdou KOLLEY
May. 2008 Vice President and Secretary of States for Women's Affairs, Isatou NJIE-SAIDY (TICAD IV)
Oct. 2010 Minister of Forestry and the Environment, Jato Sillah (the Tenth Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity)
Mar. 2012 Minister of Forestry and the Environment, Fatou GAYE
June 2013 President of the Republic of The Gambia, Yahya A.J.J. JAMMEH (TICAD V)
March 2016 Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia to the UN, Mr. Mamadou TANGARA