Bilateral Relations

Basic data

Diplomatic relations:
Established in April, 1922 with the recognition of the new independent Albanian state from Japan
June 20, 1930, signing of the First Commercial Treaty
1935 opening of the Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Albania in Osaka
March, 1981 the re-establishment of relations
December, 2005 opening of the Embassy of the Republic of Albania, Tokyo
April, 2009: Representation at the ambassadorial level

March 2016: The Japanese Governement adopted the decision to open the Embassy in Tirana (Official opening on January 2017)

Japanese citizens resident in Albania: 5

Trade with Japan:
Exports to Japan: ¥ 153 million
Imports from Japan: ¥ 252 million

Japan's economic cooperation:
Aid-Loans: ¥ 18,000,000,000
Grant: ¥ 4,000,000,000
Technical Cooperation: ¥ 1,600,000,000
 
VIP visits

From Japan to Albania

1991, February: Deputy Director General for European Affairs, MoFA Japan,
Mr. Takashima
1994, April: Deputy Director General for European Affairs, MoFA Japan, Mr. Tsumori
1999: Director General of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation, MoFA, Mr. Ueda
2008, November: Deputy Director General for European Affairs, MoFA Japan,
Mr. Fukushima
2009, May: Deputy / Parliamentary Minister of Foreign Affairs, MoFA Japan,

Mr. Yasutoshi NISHIMURA
2013, May: The Deputy / Parliamentary Minister of Foreign Affairs, MoFA Japan, Mr.Minoru KIUCHI

2014, February: The Deputy / Parliamentary Minister of Foreign Affairs, MoFA Japan, Mr. Takao MAKINO

From Albania to Japan

1990, November: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Reis Malile
1994, May: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Alfred Seregi
1998, November: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Paskal Milo
2004, April: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Kastriot Islami
2006 May: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mustafaj
2006, December: Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy, Mr. Genc Ruli
          Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communications, Mr. Lulzim Basha
2008, February: Prime Minister, Prof. Dr. Sali Berisha
2008, October: Minister of Education, Mr. Fatos Beja
2011, November: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Edmond Haxhinasto
2012, April: Speaker of Parliament, Ms. Jozefina Topalli, Vice / Speaker Mr. Vangjel Tavo, Mr. Pandeli Majko (MP), Mr. Edi Paloka (MP)

2015   April: Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Ditmir Bushati 
 

Bilateral agreements:

1. Agreement with the Exchange of Notes between the Government of the Republic of Albania and the Government of Japan for funding a grant project to increase agricultural production, signed and initiated on 16 June, 1999.

2. Agreement between the Ministry of Foods and Agriculture of the Republic of Albania and Marubeni Corporation, for providing machinery and equipment in order to increase food production, signed and initiated on 11.02.1999.

3. The exchange of Notes between the Government of the Republic of Albania and the Government of Japan concerning a grant from the Japanese government to support structural adjustments as budgetary support, signed on 03.09.2001.

4. The exchange of Notes between the Government of the Republic of Albania and the Government of Japan concerning a grant from the Japanese Government for funding the project "To increase food production in Albania, 2KR”, signed on 03.09.2001.

5. Agreement for financing project “2KR”, between the Government of the Republic of Albania and the Government of Japan, signed on 24.03.2004.

6. Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Albania and the Government of Japan with the Exchange of Notes for a project of equipment improvement in the southern districts of Albania, signed on 12.02.2004, entered into force on 09.12.2004.

7. Agreement signed with the Exchange of Notes between the Government of the Republic of Albania and the Government of Japan for training personnel, dated 04.04.2004.

8. Agreement with the Exchange of Notes for the study of the sewer project in Tirana, signed on 02.02.2005, entered into force on the date of signature.

9. Technical Agreement with the Exchange of Notes with Japan for training Albanian groups in areas of mutual interest, signed on 04.04.2005, entered into force on the date of signature.

10. Technical Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Albania and the Government of Japan, signed on 15.12.2006, entered into force on 20 April 2007.

11. Agreement on visa abolition of diplomatic passports with Japan, the exchange of Notes occurred on 09.11.2007, entered into force on 10.12.2007.

12. Agreement with the Exchange of Notes for financing the project for improving the system of sewage disposal in greater Tirana area, between the Government of the Republic of Albania and the Government of Japan, signed and initiated on 15.04. 2008.

13. Loan agreement for financing the project for improving the system of sewage disposal in the greater Tirana area, between the Government of the Republic of Albania and the Bank of Japan, signed on 30 June 2008.

 

14. Agreement with the Exchange of Notes between the Republic of Albania and the Government of Japan on the grant agreement to help promote stability and economic development in the Republic of Albania, signed and initiated on 15.04.2008.

15. Agreement with the Exchange of Notes between the Government of the Republic of Albania and the Government of Japan for funding the project for the improvement of medical facilities in regional emergency centers in the Republic of Albania, signed on 17.12.2009.

Postal Address

Embassy of the Republic of Albania
4F Hokkoku Shimbun Bldg.
6-4-8 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku.
Tokyo 104-0045

Tel / Fax

Tel. 03-3543-6861
Fax: 03-3543-6862

E-MAIL

embassy.tokyo@mfa.gov.al

OPENING TIMES

Monday - Thursday
9.00 – 17.00
Friday
9.00 – 15.00

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