Bilateral Relations

The historical rooting of our bilateral relations dates back to 1958, when the Japanese authorities agreed upon opening the Algerian National Liberation Front (FLN) Representative Bureau in Tokyo. It was followed by the establishment of the Algeria- Japan Friendship Association, in 1961, an initiative of some courageous Japanese parliamentarians.

The friendship, trust and shared values which characterize our relations, allow both countries to establish a continued political dialogue that gradually enhances their economic cooperation. Our bilateral relations have a promising perspective with regard to the wide range of existing cooperation opportunities.

  • 1962: Bilateral relationship established upon Japan’s recognition of Algeria’s independence.
  • 1964: Algerian and Japanese Embassies were opened in Tokyo and Algiers.

Some visits of Algerian officials to Japan

  • 2018: Mr. Youcef YOUSSEFI, Minister of Industry and Mines.
  • 2013: Mr. Abderkader BENSALAH, President of the Council of the Nation and special representative of Mr. President BOUTEFLIKA and head of the Algerian delegation to the TICAD V Summit.
  • 2008: President Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA attending the Hokkaido G8 Summit.
  • 2004: Mr. Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA, President of the People’s Republic of Algeria.

Some visits of Japanese officials to Algeria

  • 2014: Mr. Nobuo KISHI, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs.
  • 2010: Mr. Seiji MAEHARA, Minister for Foreign Affairs.
  • 2004: Mr. Yoshiro MORI, Former Prime Minister.