Japan-Kosovo Relations

September 25, 2020

Basic Data

Recognition of its independence:

  • March 18, 2008

Diplomatic Relations:

  • Established on February 25, 2009

Japanese Nationals in Kosovo:

  • 7 persons (as of June 2020)

Trade with Japan:

  • Japan's export: 175 million yen
  • Japan's import: 32.8 million yen
  • (Trade Statistic of Japan, 2019)

Japan's Bilateral Economic Cooperation:

  • Grant Aid: 1.334 billion yen (2018)
  • Technical Cooperation: 2.123 billion yen (2018)

VIP Visits

From Japan to Kosovo
Year Name
2012 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kazuyuki Hamada
2018 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Manabu Horii
2019 State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Toshiko Abe
From Kosovo to Japan
Year Name
2011 Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Enver Hoxhaj
Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning, Mr.Dardan Gashi
2012 Prime Minister, Mr. Hashim Thaci,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Enver Hoxhaj
Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Rame Buja
Minister of finance, Mr. Bedri Hamza
2013 Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Bernard Nikaj
Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Rame Buja
2014 Prime Minister, Mr. Hashim Thaci,
Minister of Finance, Mr. Besim Beqaj,
Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Bernard Nikaj
2018 First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Behgjet Pacolli
2018 Chairman of Kosovo Assembly, Mr. Kadori Veseli
2019 President, Hashim Thaci
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