Japan-Sierra Leone Relations

Japan-Sierra Leone Relations (Basic Data)

May 29, 2018

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 27 April, 1961 (Date of the recognition of the State)

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in the Republic of Sierra Leone: 22 (Oct. 2017)

Trade with Japan (2017):

  • Exports: 224 million yen (metal, etc)
  • Imports: 331 million yen (industrial products, etc)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total until fiscal 2016):

  • List of Exchange of Notes
  • Loans: 2,000 million yen
  • Grants: 23,447 million yen
  • Technical cooperation: 7,183 million yen

VIP Visits

From Japan to the Republic of Sierra Leone:
Month Year Name
Jul. 2003 UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Ms. Tetsuko KUROYANAGI
Jan. 2005 Ambassador in Charge of Peacebuilding in Africa, H.E. Mr. Keitaro SATO
Jul. 2006 Members of the Japan-African Union (AU) Parliamentary Friendship League headed by Member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Hachiro OKONOGI
Jan. 2006 Ambassador in Charge of Peacebuilding in Africa and Special Envoy for UN Reform, H.E. Mr. Keitaro SATO
Aug. 2007 Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Masayoshi HAMADA
Aug. 2016 Members of the Japan-African Union (AU) Parliamentary Friendship League(Mr. Asahiko MIHARA, Mr. Daishiro YAMAGIWA and Mr. Hideki MAKIHARA)
May 2018 Mr. Ichiro Aisawa, the Chairman of Japan-African Union (AU) Parliamentary Friendship League (Special Envoy of Prime Minister to the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony)
From the Republic of Sierra Leone to Japan:
Month Year Name
Oct. 1990 Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Forestry, Hon. M.O. Bash-Taqi
Nov. 1990 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Alhaji Dr. AbdulKarim KOROMA (Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor)
Oct. 1998 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Dr. James JONAH (TICADII)
Sept. 2003 Minister of Development and Economic Planning, Hon. Mr. Mohamed B. DARAMY (TICAD III)
Jan. 2008 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Zainab Hawa BANGURA
May 2008 President, H.E. Ernest Bai Koroma
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Zainab Hawa BANGURA
May 2013 President, H.E. Ernest Bai Koroma
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E.Dr. Samura Matthew Wilson KAMARA (TICAD V)
Dec. 2015 Minister of Health and Sanitation, Hon. Dr. Abu Bakarr
(Universal Health Coverage (UHC) conference)