Japan-Guinea Relations

December 3, 2020

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: 30 (as of Oct. 2020)
  • Number of Guinea nationals residing in Japan: 427 (as of Jun. 2019)

Trade with Japan (2019):

  • Exports: 37.5 million yen (gold, copper, fish, etc.)
  • Imports: 1,151 million yen (construction machines, machinery and transport equipment, rubber products, motorcycles etc.)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total until fiscal 2018):

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 16.000 billion yen (N/A after 1990)
  • Grants: 59.938 billion yen
  • Technical cooperation: 8.595 billion yen

Recent VIP Visits

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