Japan-Mali Relations

December 4, 2020

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 1960 (Recognition of the State)

Number of Residents:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in the Republic of Mali: 15 (Dec. 2020)
  • Number of Mali nationals residing in Japan: 216 (Jun. 2019)

Trade with Japan (2018):

  • Exports: 494 million yen (article, animals)
  • Imports: 1.25billion yen (automobile, motorcycles, etc.)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (as of FY 2016):

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 8.7 billion yen (cumulative total)
  • Grants: 61.58 billion yen (cumulative total)
  • Technical cooperation: 10.54 billion yen (cumulative total)

VIP Visits

From Japan to the Republic of Mali (from 2004):
Year Name
Jan. 2004 Members of the House of Representatives, MUTO, NISHIKAWA
May. 2004 Ambassador in charge of Conflict and Refugee-related Issues in Africa, SATO
Aug. 2004 Members of the House of Representatives, MURATA, KITAMURA
Jun. 2006 Member of the House of Representatives, YAMAGIWA
Jun. 2007 Member of the House of Representatives, NISHIKAWA
Jun. 2011 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, KIKUTA
Feb. 2019 State Minister for Foreign Affairs, SATO
From the Republic of Mali to Japan (from 2004):
Year Name
Mar. 2004 Minister of Plan, DIWARRA
Nov. 2004 Minister of Agriculture, TOURE
Aug. 2005 Minister of Industry, MAIGA
Minister of Craft and Tourism, BAH
Jan. 2007 Minister of Transport, KOITA
May. 2008 President TOURE, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, OUANE, Minister of Economic, Industry and Commerce, DIALLO (TICAD IV)
Dec. 2010 Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, OUANE
Jun. 2013 President of Transition TRAORE, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, OUANE, Minister of Economic, Industry and Commerce, DIALLO (TICAD IV)
Oct. 2018 Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, CAMARA (TICAD Ministerial Meeting)
Aug.2019 President KEITA, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, SIDIBE, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, FAMANTA (TICAD7)
Oct.2019 President of the National Assembly, SIDIBE (Ceremony of the Enthronement His Majesty the Emperor)
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