Message of the Ambassador
I would like, from the outset, to express, on my own behalf and on behalf of my colleagues at the Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan in Tokyo, our sincere, warmest and respectful greetings to the visitors of its website. This website is meant to give visitors some useful information pertaining to some aspects of life in the Sudan, including history, geographical specifications, economic potentialities, business opportunities cultural heritage and tourism. It also helps those planning to obtain services from our consular section as consular procedures are duly explained in view of securing their prompt and expeditious execution. Consular forms can easily be downloaded. The embassy is also glad to announce that the Japanese version of all data available in this website will be uploaded in due course.
Sudan enjoys good bilateral relations and development cooperation with Japan. The diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on the sixth of January 1956, only five days after the independence of the Sudan. Few years later the two countries reciprocated establishing the resident diplomatic representations. Japan opened its embassy in the Sudan in February 1957 whereas the embassy of the Sudan was opened in September 1961.
Japan has rendered notable humanitarian, development and technical assistance to the Sudan since its independence. During the last decade, Japan has joined the international community in actively and generously supporting the negotiations between the central government and the rebellion in south Sudan that lasted for several years, playing an important role in brokering the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed on the ninth of January 2005 and assisting the Government of National Unity whose tenure was terminated by the secession of South Sudan on the ninth of July 2011. Japan is now providing the Sudan with important development and technical assistance that include capacity building programs for human resource, vocational training and community development projects in different sectors and parts of the country.
I am glad that I can avail myself of this opportunity to express, on behalf of the people and government of the Sudan, our sincere thanks and appreciation for all the support Sudan has been receiving from the friendly people and government of the country of the Rising Sun.
Yasir Abdalla Abdelsalam Ahmed
Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan