The Government and people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines welcomed His Excellency Tatsuo Hirayama, the new Non-Resident Ambassador of Japan to SVG.
The Japanese Ambassador presented his credentials to this country’s Governor General, His Excellency Sir Frederick Ballantyne at Government House on Wednesday February 13, 2019.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Japan officially established diplomatic relations on April 15, 1980. Since then, both countries have cemented close cooperation throughout various sectors including agriculture, healthcare, fisheries, education, disaster preparedness, and people-to-people exchanges.
Over the years, the Government of Japan has made various financial and technical contributions to the development of these sectors; most remarkably in the fields of healthcare and fisheries.