Japan-Senegal Relations

January 4, 2021

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 4 October, 1960 (Date of the recognition of the State)

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in Senegal: 119 (as of Dec. 2020)
  • Number of Senegalese nationals residing in Japan: 742 (as of Jun. 2019)

Trade with Japan (2019):

  • Exports : 2.84 billion yen (seafood, metal, etc.)
  • Imports : 6.55 billion yen (synthetic fiber, rubber tire, vehicule, etc.)

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

VIP Visits (since 2010)

From Japan to the Republic of Senegal:
Year Month Name
2011 Jan H.E. Ms. KIKUTA Makiko Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs,
2011 May H.E. Mr. MATSUMOTO Takeaki, Minister for Foreign Affairs
H.E. Mr. TAKAHASHI Chiaki, State Minister for Foreign Affairs (Third TICAD Ministerial Follow-up Meeting in Dakar)
2013 Dec Mr. SUZUKI Shunichi, member of the House of Representatives
2014 Jul Mr. TOGO Tetsuya, member of the House of Representatives
2015 Mar H.E. Mr. UTO Takashi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2015 Nov H.E. Mr. HAMACHI Masakazu, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (2nd Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa)
2016 Sep Mr. MIHARA Asahiko, Mr. YAMAGIWA Daishiro, Mr. MAKIHARA Hideki, Members of the House of Representatives
2016 Dec H.E. Mr. TAKEI Shunsuke, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (3rd Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa)
2017 Nov H.E. Mr. SATO Masahisa, State Minister for Foreign Affairs (4th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa)
2018 Jan H.E. Mr. MAKINO Takao, State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (Japan-Senegal high-quality infrastructure conference)
2018 Jan Mr. MIHARA Asahiko, Member of the House of Representatives
2018 Aug H.E. Mr. OKUNO Shinsuke, State Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications
2018 Nov H.E. Mr. SATO Masahisa, State Minister for Foreign Affairs (5th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa)
2019 Jan H.E. Mr. YAMADA Kenji, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (3rd International Conference on the Emergence of Africa)
2019 Apr H.E. Mr. KITAMURA Seigo, Member of the House of Representatives (Special Envoy of the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe)
2019 Nov H.E. Mr. NAKATANI Shinichi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (6th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa)
2020 Feb H.E. Mr. NAKATANI Shinichi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (Public and Private Sector Joint Mission for Promoting Trade and Investment in Africa)
From the Republic of Senegal to Japan:
Year Month Name
2010 Oct H.E.Mr. Djibo Leyti Kâ, Minister of Environment, Protection of Nature, Reservoirs and Artificial Lakes (COP10)
2011 Jun H.E.Mr. Modou Diagne Fada, Minister of Health and Prevention (MDGs Follow-up meeting)
2012 Oct H.E.Mr. Amadou Kane, Minister of Economy and Finance (Annual meeting of IMF and World Bank)
2013 Jun H.E.Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic, H.E.Mr. Mankeur Ndiaye, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad (TICAD V)
2015 Aug H.E.Mr. Oumar Guèye, Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Economy (Japan International Seafood & Technology Expo)
2016 Aug H.E.Mr. Mankeur Ndiaye, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad
2017 Sep H.E.Mr. El Hadji Magatte Seye, Diplomatic Counselor for the President of the Republic
2017 Dec H.E.Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic (UHC Forum 2017)
2018 Oct H.E.Mr. Sidiki Kaba, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad (TICAD Ministerial Meeting)
2019 May H.E.Mr. Moussa Balde, Minister of Africulture and Rural Equipment (G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting)
2019 June H.E.Mr. Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo, Minister of Finance and Budget (G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting)
2019 June H.E. Mr. Ndèye Tické Ndiaye Diop, Minister of Digital Economy and Telecommunication (G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy)
2019 June H.E.Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic, H.E.Mr. Amadou Hott, Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation, H.E.Mr. Abdoulaye Diouf SARR, Minister of Health and Social Action (G20 Osaka Summit)
2019 Aug H.E.Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic, H.E.Mr. Amadou Ba, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad, H.E.Mr. Amadou Hott, Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation, H.E.Mr. Cheikh Oumar Hanne, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, H.E.Mr. Mansour Faye, Minister of Community Development and Social and Territorial Equity, H.E.Mr. Moussa Balde, Minister of Africulture and Rural Equipment (TICAD7)
2019 Aug H.E.Mr. Serigne Mbaye Thiam, Minister of Water and Sanitation (Global Partnership for Education Meeting)
2019 Sep H.E.Mr. Samba Sy, Minister of Labor, Social Dialogue, Professional Organizations and Relations with the Institutions (G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting)
2019 Oct H.E.Mr. Amadou Hott, Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation (Ceremony of the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor)
2019 Nov H.E.Mr. Amadou Ba, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad (G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting)
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