Japan-Sao Tome and Principe Relations

March 18, 2020

Basic Data

Diplomatic Relations:

  • 22 July, 1975 (Date of recognition of the State)

Japanese Nationals:

  • Number of Japanese nationals residing in the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe: 0 (as of Oct. 2017)

Trade with Japan (2019):

  • Exports: 1.81 million yen (machinery)
  • Imports: 6.19 million yen (medical supplies)

Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total until fiscal year 2017):

VIP Visits (2005~)

From Japan to the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe:
Year Name
Aug. 2007 Member of the House of Representatives, Mr. ITO Tadahiko
Jan. 2020 Members of Japan-AU Parliamentary Friendship League, Mr. YAMAGIWA Daishiro, Mr. OGUSHI Masaki, and Mr. KOMURA Masahiro
From the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe to Japan:
Year Name
Jul. 2005 Minister of Economy, Hon. Mr. Gandencio Luis Da COSTA(The 2005 World Exposition, Aichi.Japan)
Apr.2007 Minister of Economy, H.E. Ms. Cristina-Maria FERDINANDES DIAS
Mar.2008 Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, H.E. Mr. Gracias Martins Da SILVA Travares
May.2008 Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Ovidio Manuel Barbosa PEQUENO(TICAD IV)
Mar.2009 Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, H.E. Mr. Jose Luis XAVIER MENDES
Oct.2010 Minister of Public Works and Natural Resources, H.E.Mr. Carios Manuel VILA NOVA(the 10th Meetiong of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity)
May 2013 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Communities, H.E. Ms. Natalia Umbelina Neto (TICAD V)
Mar.2017 Executive Secretary of Community of Portuguese Language Countries(CPLP), Dr. Maria do Carmo Trovoada Pires de Carvalho Silveira
Aug.2019 Prime Minister, H.E. Mr.Jorge Bom Jesus (TICAD 7)
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