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June 2006

BASIC DATA

Diplomatic Relations:
Established in September 1976.
Japanese Nationals:
Number of Japanese nationals residing in Angola: 24 (May 2004)
Trade with Japan (2003):
Exports: 81.56 million dollar (petroleum, crabs)
Imports: 52.65 million dollar (cars, machinery parts, and metal products)
Direct Investment from Japan:
At the end of 1998 there was one direct investment with 65 million yen. Two Japanese companies have set up operations in Angola.
Japan's Economic Cooperation (cumulative total until Fiscal Year 2002):
List of Exchange of Notes
Loans: none
Grants: 22.56 billion yen
Technical cooperation: 1.973 billion yen

VIP Visits

Japan to Angola:
Year Name
1989: UNICEF Amity Ambassador Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
1994: Mr. Masakuni Murakami, member of House of Councillors
1998: Mr. Tetsuro Yano, member of House of Councillors
2000: Mr. Tetsuro Yano, member of House of Councillors
2001: Mr. Tetsuro Yano, member of House of Councillors
2002: Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi
2002: Mr. Tetsuro Yano, member of House of Councillors
2003: Mr. Tetsuro Yano, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2004: Mr. Tetsuro Yano, member of House of Councillors
From Angola to Japan:
Year Name
1989,1991 and 1992: Minister of Foreign Affairs Van-Dunem
1993: Minister of Commerce and Tourism Dias
1995: Prime Minister Maecolino J.C. Moco
Minister of Foreign Affairs Venancio da S. Moura
Minister of Oil Albina F. de Assis
Secretary of Cabinet of Ministers Feijo
1995: Minister of Geology and Mines Dias
Minister of Fisheries and Environment Marta de F. M. Jardim
1998: Minister of Public Administration Employment and Social Security Antonio D.P. Costa Neto
1999: Secretary of Cabinet of Ministers, Van-Dunem
2001: President José Eduardo dos Santos
2001: Minister of Hotels and Tourism, Valentin
2001: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Miranda
2002: Minister of Commerce, Hossi
2003: Minister of Finance, Moras
2003: Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Jaime

Recent Trends

1. In order to make a contribution for the presidential and national parliamentary elections held in September 1992 following the end of civil war, the Government of Japan dispatched three election verification personnel--one national official, one local official, and one civilian.

2. For the purpose of assistance for Angolan displaced people, the Government of Japan has so far contributed to international agencies, such as UNHCR, WFP, IOM and ICRC, with US$17.33 million ($7.70 million in 1995, $2.30 million in 1997, $3.53 million in 1998, $3.80 million in 1999).



Press Secretary's Press Conference on Angola

Year Month Date
2003 March 4
2002 April 2
2000 December 22


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