Japan-Guinea Relations

December 26, 2019

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 14 November, 1958 (Date of recognition of the State)

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in the Republic of Guinea: 46 (as of Oct. 2018)
  • Number of Guinea nationals residing in Japan: 424 (as of Dec. 2018)

Trade with Japan (2018):

  • Exports: 188 million yen (gold, copper, fish, etc.)
  • Imports: 1,952 million yen (construction machines, rubber tires, motorcycles etc.)

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

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 16.008 billion yen (N/A after 1990)
  • Grants: 59.369 billion yen
  • Technical cooperation: 8.284 billion yen

Recent VIP Visits

From Japan to the Republic of Guinea:
Year Name
2004 Aug. Members of the House of Representatives, MURATA Yoshitaka and KITAMURA Seigo
2004 Sep. Member of the House of Representative, YATSU Yoshio
2004 Dec. Ambassador in charge of Conflict Resolution and Refugee-Related Issues in Africa, SATO Keitaro
2005 Feb. Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, KAWAI Katsuyuki
2005 Jun. Member of the House of Representative, YAMAGIWA Daishiro
2012 Jul. Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, KATO Toshiyuki
2013 Dec. Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, SUZUKI Shunichi
2014 Jun. Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, ISHIHARA Hirotaka
2016 May Members of the House of Councilors, OTSUJI Hidehisa, SATO Masahisa, and member of the House of Representatives, OGURA Masanobu
2016 Sep. Members of the House of Representative, MIHARA Asahiko, YAMAGIWA Daishiro, MAKIHARA Hideki
2018 Dec. Members of the House of Councilors, TSURUHO Yosuke, AOKI Kazuhiko
From the Republic of Guinea to Japan:
Year Name
2001 Dec. Minister, Secretary General, Cooperation, KABA
2002 Dec. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, FALL
2003 Sep. Prime Minister, SIDIME
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, FALL
Minister of Agriculture and Stockbreeding, SARR
Minister of Fisheries, KOUYATE
2004 Jun. Minister of Fisheries, DIALLO
2005 Jun. Minister of Fisheries, TOURE
Minister of Transport, CONDE
2005 Aug. Minister of Cooperation, DIALLO
Minister of Trade, Industry and Medium and Small Enterprises, CAMARA
2008 Apr. Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, YOULA
2012 Aug. Minister of State, Secretary General of the Office of the President of the Republic of Guinea, FALL
2012 Oct. Minister of Economy and Finance, YANSANE,
Minister of Industry and SMEs, BA,
Minister in charge of Budget, DIALE
2013 Jun. President of the Republic, CONDE,
Minister of Cooperation, SANO (TICAD V)
2014 Apr. Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, CAMARA
2017 Jun. President of the Republic, CONDE
2018 Oct. Minister of Cooperation and African Integration, KEITA (TICAD ministerial meeting)
2019 Aug. President of the Republic, CONDE (TICAD7)
2019 Oct. First Vice President of the National Assembly, CISSE (Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor)

Cultural Exchanges

Mission of researchers for West African primates

Cultural Grant (cumulative total fiscal 1975-2004)

141.0 million yen (Cultural Grant Aid)
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