Bilateral Relations

Diplomatic Relation

Japan opened a consulate for the first time in Casablanca in 1938. After Morocco became independent in 1956, diplomatic relationship was established, and the Embassy of Japan was established in Rabat in 1961, and in 1965 the Embassy of Kingdom of Morocco was established in Tokyo.

Regarding the economic relations, a few years before Morocco became independent in 1956, foresighted Japanese people with foresight started business with Morocco, and ever since, both countries have continued a warm relationship. Initially the amount of trade and the products were very limited, but the trade volume of the two countries continues to increase under the protection of the governments of both countries.

Trade relations originate primarily from marine products, and now spread to all sectors, and we have obtained fruitful results in mutual relations in the fields of economics, trade, science, technology, culture, education and so on.

Japan supports the development and improvement of society and the economic environment through the assistance of the ODA program to important areas such as rural irrigation, electrification, welfare and vocational training, and participates in mutual trade and investment fields.

Royal Family and Imperial Family

Mar. ’87  His Royal Highness Crown Prince Sidi Mohammed visits Japan
Feb. ’88  His Royal Highness Crown Prince Sidi Mohammed attends the funeral of His Majesty the Emperor of Showa (Hirohito)
Nov. ’90  His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid attends the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor of Heisei (Akihito)
Sept. ’91  His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito visits Morocco
Jul. ’96  Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Takamado visit Morocco
Jul. ’99  Her Imperial Highness Prince Takamado visits Morocco
Jun. ’00  Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Takamado visit Morocco
Mar. ’03  His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid attends Water Resource Conference in Kyoto
Mar. ’05  His Royal Highness Lalla Amina attends Nagano Special Olympics
Jun. ’05  Her Majesty Lalla Salma visits Aichi Expo
Nov. ’05  His Majesty the King Mohammed VI visits Japan as state guest
Nov. ’18  Her Royal Highness Lalla Hasna receives Honorary Doctorate from Ritsumeikan University
Oct. ’19  His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid attends the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor of Reiwa (Naruhito)

Bilateral treaties

1960 Treaty on Trade and Commerce
1985 Treaty on Fishery
2001 Agreement with JETRO
2002 Agreement on Information Technology
2020 Convention between Japan and the Kingdom of Morocco for the elimination of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and the prevention of tax evasion and avoidance 
2020 Agreement between Japan and the Kingdom of Morocco for the Promotion and Protection of Investment