Japan-Mozambique Relations

Japan-Mozambique Relations (Basic Data)

December 4, 2019

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established in January 1977

Japanese Nationals:

  • 195 (as of October 2018)

Trade with Japan (2018 (Trade Statistics of Japan)):

  • Exports to Mozambique: 13.6 billion yen (vehicles and vehicles related products, steel mill products , etc.)
  • Imports from Mozambique: 19.5 billion yen (wood and wood products, mineral fuel, seeds, fruits etc.)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total through Fiscal Year 2017):

VIP Visits

From Japan to Mozambique:
Year Name
1993 Mr. Koji Kakizawa, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Antonio Inoki, Member of the House of Councilors
Mr. Muneo Suzuki, Member of the House of Representatives
Mr. Keisuke Nakanishi, Minister of State and Director General of the Defense Agency
1994 Mr. Shozo Azuma, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Muneo Suzuki, Member of the House of Representatives
(Two times in in Apr. and in Nov.)
Mr. Naoto Kan, President of Foreign Affairs Commission of the the House of Representatives
Mr. Tokuichiro Tamazawa, Minister of State and Director General of the Defense Agency (Two times in Sep. and in Dec. as the Ambassador on Special Mission)
Mr. Noriaki Watarase, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Defence Agency
1999 Mr. Keizo Takemi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2000 Mr. Tetsuro Yano, Member of the House of Councilors
Mr. Muneo Suzuki, Member of the House of Representative
(As the Ambassador on Special Mission)
2002 Mr. Seiken Sugiura, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2003 Mr. Tetsuro Yano, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2004 Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship League
(Mr. Tadahiro Matsushita, Member of the House of Representatives
Mr. Masahiro Morioka, Member of the House of Representatives
Ms. Yuko Obuchi, Member of the House of Representatives)
2005 Mr. Keishiro Fukushima, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Asahiko Mihara, Member of the House of Representatives
2006 Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship League
(Mr. Yoshinori Ohno, Member of the House of Representatives (Two times in July and in Nov.))
Mr. Kazunori Tanaka, Member of the House of Representatives
Ms. Yuko Obuchi, Member of the House of Representatives
Ms. Eriko Yamatani, Member of the House of Councilors)
Mr. Shinsuke Okuno, Member of the House of Representatives
2008 Joint Missions for Promoting Trade and Investment to Southern Africa
(Mr. Takamori Yoshikawa, Senior Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry)
Mr. Asahiko Mihara, Member of the House of Representatives
Mr. Daishiro Yamagiwa, Member of the House of Representatives)
2009 Mr. Nobuhide Minorikawa, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Yasutoshi Nishimura, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2012 Mr. Toshiyuki Kato, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Tadahiro Matsushita, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Mr. Takashi Morita, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Mr. Yasutoshi Nishimura, Member of the House of Representatives
Mr. Isao Matsumiya, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
2013 Mr. Masaji Matsuyama, State Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Keiichiro Tachibana, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship League
(Mr. Asahiko Mihara, Member of the House of Representatives
Mr. Kenji Kosaka, Member of the House of Councilors
Mr. Norio Mitsuya, Member of the House of Representatives
Mr. Junzo Yamamoto, Member of the House of Councilors
Mr. Daishiro Yamagiwa, Member of the House of Representatives
Mr. Tadahiko Ito, Member of the House of Representatives)
2014 Mr. Abe Shinzo, Prime Minister
Mr. Hirotaka Ishihara, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Norio Mitsuya, State Minister for Foreign Affairs
2015 Mr. Ichiro Aisawa, Member of the House of Representatives (As Special Envoy of Prime Minister / President of Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship League)
2016 Mr. Katsuyuki Kawai, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister
2017 Mr. Tadahiko Ito, State Minister of the Envioronment
Mr. Kentaro Sonoura, State Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mr. Manabu Horii, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2018 Mr. Tadahiko Ito, State Minister of the Envioronment
From Mozambique to Japan:
Year Name
1984 H.E. Mr. Joaquim Chissano, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
1986 H.E. Mr. Samora Machel, President and the first lady
H.E. Mr. Pascoal Mocumbi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
1989 H.E. Mr. Jacinto Velloso, Minister of Cooperation
H.E. Mr. Francisco Madeira, Foreign Affairs Advisor for President
1990 H.E. Mr. Mario Machungo, Prime Minister
1993 H.E. Mr. Pascoal Mocumbi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
1996 H.E. Mr. Leonardo Simao, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
1998 H.E. Mr. John Kachamila, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy
H.E. Mr. Joaquim Chissano, President
1999 H.E. Mr. Arnaldo Nhavoto, Minister of Education
2001 H.E. Mr. Pascoal Mocumbi, Prime Minister
H.E. Mr. Leonardo Simao, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
2003 H.E. Mr. Joaquim Chissano, President
H.E. Mr. Leonardo Simao, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
2004 H.E. Mr. Armando Guebuza, Secretary General of Frelimo
2006 H.E. Mr. Alcinda Abreu, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
H.E. Mr. Ivo Garrido, Minister of Health
H.E. Mr. Francisco Caetano José Madeira, Minister for the President for Diplomatic Issues
2007 H.E. Mr. Armando Guebuza, President
H.E. Mr. Aiuba Cuereneia, Minister of Planning and Development
H.E. Mr. António Francisco Munguambe, Minister of Transport and Communication
H.E. Mr. Venancio Massingue, Minister of Science and Technology
H.E. Mr. Ivo Garrido, Minister of Health
2008 H.E. Mr. Aires Ali, Minister of Education
H.E. Mr. Armando Guebuza, President
H.E. Mr. Venancio Massingue, Minister of Science and Technology
2009 H.E. Ms. Esperanca Bias, Minister of Mineral Resources
H.E. Mr. Soares Nhaca, Minister of Agriculture
2010 H.E. Mr. Soares Nhaca, Minister of Agriculture
H.E. Mr. Ivo Garrido, Minister of Health
2011 H.E. Mr. Salvador Namburete, Minister of Energy
2012 H.E. Mr. Alexandre Manguele, Minister of Health
H.E. Mr. Kenneth Marizane, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce
H.E. Ms. Esperanca Bias, Minister of Mineral Resources
H.E. Mr. Aires Ali, Prime Minister
H.E. Mr. Eusebio Saide, Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications
H.E. Mr. Manuel Chang, Minister of Finance
H.E. Mr. Aiuba Cuereneia, Minister of Planning and Development
H.E. Mr. Victor Borges, Minister of Fisheries
2013 H.E. Mr. Paulo Zulula, Minister of Transport and Communications
H.E. Mr. Abdul Noormahomed, Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources
H.E. Mr. Jose Pacheco, Minister of Agriculture
H.E. Ms. Esperanca Bias, Minister of Mineral Resources
H.E. Mr. Armando Guebuza, President
H.E. Mr. Luis Pelembe, Minister of Science and Technology
H.E. Ms. Alcinda Abreu, Minister of Environment
2014 H.E. Mr. Cadmie Muthemba, Minister of Public Work and Housing
H.E. Mr. Jaime Himede, Deputy Minister of Energy
H.E. Mr. Gabriel Muthisse, Minister of Transport and Communications
2015 H.E. Mr. Roque Silva Samuel, Deputy Minister of State Administration and Public Service
2016 H.E. Mr. Carlos Mesquita, Minister of Transport and Communications
2017 H.E. Ms. Nyeleti Brooke Mondiane, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
H.E. Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President
H.E. Mr. Oldemiro Julio Marques Baloi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
H.E. Mr. Jose Condugua Antonio Pacheco, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security
H.E. Ms. Leticia Deusina da Silvia Klemens, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy
H.E. Mr. Ragendra de Sousa, Deputy Minister of Indstry and Commerce
H.E. Ms. Manuela Joaquim Rebelo, Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication
H.E. Mr. David Simango, President of the Municipal Council of Maputo
H.E. Ms. Leticia Deusina da Silvia Klemens, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy
2018 H.E. Ms. Veronica Nataniel Macamo Dlhovo, President of the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique
H.E. Mr. José Condungua António Pacheco, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
H.E. Mr. Ernesto Max Tonela, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy
2019 H.E. Mr. Celso Ismael Correia, Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development
H.E. Mr. Adriano Afonso Maleiane, Minister of Economy and Finance
H.E. Ms. Veronica Nataniel Macamo Dlhovo, President of the Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique