Foreign relations of Belize

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Belize maintains 14 embassies to foreign countries, one consulate, and three missions to international organizations. [1] In 1990, Belize became a member of the Organization of American States the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Africa

CountryFormal Relations BeganNotes
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria 28 November 2001

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 28 November 2001. [2]

Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 25 January 2001

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 25 January 2001. [3]

Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana 28 February 2008

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 28 February 2008. [4]

Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 6 May 1994

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 6 May 1994. [5]

Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana September 1981

Both countries established diplomatic relations in September 1981. [6]

  • Both countries are full members of the Commonwealth of Nations and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 3 May 2001

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 3 May 2001. [7]

Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 30 September 1997

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 30 September 1997. [8]

  • Both countries are full members of the Commonwealth of Nations and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 19 April 1982
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 19 April 1982. [9]
  • Both countries are full members of the Commonwealth of Nations and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.
Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg  Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic 18 November 1986

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 18 November 1986. [10]

Flag of the Seychelles.svg  Seychelles 11 September 1991

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 11 September 1991. [11]

  • Both countries are full members of the Commonwealth of Nations and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 14 May 1997
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 14 May 1997. [12]
  • Belize does not have any representation in South Africa. [13]
  • South Africa is represented in Belize by its High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica. [14]
  • Both countries are full members of the Commonwealth of Nations and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia

Both countries have passed a number of bilateral agreements. [15]

Americas

To strengthen its potential for economic and political development, Belize has sought to build closer ties with the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America to complement its historical ties to the English-speaking Caribbean states. Recent foreign policy initiatives include joining with the other Central American countries in signing the CONCAUSA Agreement on regional sustainable development and becoming a full member of the Central American Integration System (SICA). Belize is a member of CARICOM which was founded in 1973.

CountryFormal Relations BeganNotes
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda 4 February 1983
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 8 January 1992
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 8 January 1992. [17]
  • In 2013 both countries have an agreement on Technical cooperation. [18]
  • Argentina is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City. [19]
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados 21 September 1981
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 21 September 1981. [20]
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, the Caribbean Community, the Commonwealth of Nations, and of the Organization of American States.
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 21 September 1981
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 21 September 1981. [21]
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, the Caribbean Community, the Commonwealth of Nations, and Organization of American States.
Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia 1 October 1987
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 1 October 1987. [22]
  • Both countries are full members of Organization of American States.
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 1 March 1983

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 1 March 1983. [23]

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
  • Canada is accredited to Belize from its embassy in Guatemala City. [24]
  • Belize is accredited to Canada from its embassy in Washington, D.C. and maintains an honorary consulate in Calgary. [25]
  • Both countries are member of the Commonwealth of Nations and the Organization of American States.
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile 11 October 1990
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 11 October 1990. [26]
  • Both countries are full members of the Organization of American States.
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia 15 February 1982

On 15 February 1982, formal relations were established. Colombia's embassy in Belize closed in 2002 in order to cut down on costs though the embassy of Colombia in El Salvador is also concurrent to Belize. On 17 April 2013, the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister met with the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia in order to strengthen relations. [27]

  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States and Organization of American States.
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica September 1981
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in September 1981. [28]
  • Belize is accredited to Costa Rica from its embassy in Guatemala City.
  • Costa Rica has an embassy in Belmopan.
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States and Organization of American States.
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 1995

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1995. [29]

  • Belize has an embassy in Havana.
  • Cuba has an embassy in Belize City.
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, the Organization of American States, and the Group of 77.
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic
  • Belize has an embassy in Santo Domingo.
  • Dominican Republic is accredited to Belize from a non-resident ambassador in Santo Domingo and maintains an honorary consulate in Belmopan.

Both countries are members of the Association of Caribbean States, CARIFORUM, the Organization of American States (OAS), and Group of 77.

Flag of Dominica.svg  Dominica 21 September 1981
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 21 September 1981. [30] [31]
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, the Caribbean Community, and Commonwealth of Nations.
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador 14 October 1999
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 14 October 1999. [32]
  • Both countries are full members of the Organization of American States.
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1982 or 1985. [33]
  • Belize has an embassy in San Salvador.
  • El Salvador has an embassy in Belize City.
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States and the Organization of American States.
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada 21 September 1981
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 21 September 1981. [34]
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, the Caribbean Community, the Commonwealth of Nations, and Organization of American States.
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala See Belize–Guatemala relations

Belize's principal external concern has been the dispute involving the Guatemalan claim to Belizean territory. Initially a dispute between formerly Spanish Guatemala and the United Kingdom's colony of British Honduras, Guatemala continued its claim after Belizean independence in 1981; it recognized its neighbour's independence one decade later, in 1991. The dispute remains unresolved.

  • Belize has an embassy in Guatemala City.
  • Guatemala has an embassy in Belize City and a consulate-general in Benque Viejo del Carmen.
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States and Organization of American States.
Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations. [35]
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, the Caribbean Community, the Commonwealth of Nations, and Organization of American States.
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti
  • Belize is accredited to Haiti from its embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • Haiti is accredited to Belize from its embassy in Panama City.
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, the Caribbean Community, and Organization of American States.
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 21 September 1982
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 21 September 1982. [36]
  • Belize has an embassy in Tegucigalpa.
  • Honduras has an embassy in Belize City.
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States and the Organization of American States.
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 3 November 1982
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 3 November 1982. [37]
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, the Caribbean Community, the Commonwealth of Nations, and of the Organization of American States.
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 1981See Belize–Mexico relations

Diplomatic relations between Mexico and Belize were established in 1981.

  • Mexico has an embassy in Belmopan. [38]
  • Belize has an embassy in Mexico City.
  • Both countries are members of the Association of Caribbean States and the Organization of American States.
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua 1981

Diplomatic relations between Nicaragua and Belize were established in 1981.

  • Nicaragua does not have an embassy in Belize.
  • Belize is accredited to Nicaragua from its embassy in Guatemala City.
  • Both countries are members of the Association of Caribbean States, Central American Integration System and the Organization of American States.
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama 1 December 1981

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 1 December 1981. [39]

  • Belize is accredited to Panama from its embassy in Guatemala City.
  • Panama has an embassy in Belize City.
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, and of the[Organization of American States.
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 7 November 2004
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 7 November 2004. [40] [41]
  • Both countries are full members of Organization of American States.
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru 27 November 1991
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 27 November 1991. [42]
  • Both countries are full members of Organization of American States.
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg  Saint Lucia 21 September 1981
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 21 September 1981. [43]
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, the Caribbean Community, the Commonwealth of Nations, and of the Organization of American States.
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis 21 September 1981
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 21 September 1981. [44]
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, the Caribbean Community, the Commonwealth of Nations, and of the Organization of American States.
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 21 September 1981
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 21 September 1981. [45]
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, the Caribbean Community, the Commonwealth of Nations, and Organization of American States.
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname 13 May 1998
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 13 May 1998. [46]
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, the Caribbean Community, and the Organization of American States.
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago 21 September 1981
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 21 September 1981. [47]
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, the Caribbean Community, the Commonwealth of Nations, and of the Organization of American States.
Flag of the United States.svg  United States See Belize–United States relations

Belize-United States relations have traditionally been close and cordial. The United States is Belize's principal trading partner and major source of investment funds. It is also home to the largest Belizean community outside Belize, estimated to be 70,000 strong. Because Belize's economic growth and accompanying democratic political stability are important U.S. objectives, Belize benefits from the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative.

As a member of CARICOM Belize strongly backed efforts by the United States to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 940 designed to facilitate the departure of Haiti's de facto authorities from power. The country agreed to contribute military personnel to the Multinational Task Force which restored the democratically elected Government of Haiti in October 1994 and to the United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH).

Belize is also a member of the International Criminal Court with a Bilateral Immunity Agreement of protection for the American military (as covered under Article 98).

International crime issues dominate the agenda of bilateral relations between the United States and Belize. The United States is working closely with the Government of Belize to fight illicit narcotics trafficking, and both governments seek to control the flow of illegal migrants to the United States through Belize. Belize and the United States brought into force a stolen vehicle treaty, an extradition treaty, and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty between 2001 and 2003.

The United States is the largest provider of economic assistance to Belize, contributing $2.5 million in various bilateral economic and military aid programs to Belize in FY 2006. Of this amount, nearly $500,000 was provided by the U.S. Military Liaison Office. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) closed its Belize office in August 1996 after a 13-year program during which USAID provided $110 million worth of development assistance to Belize. Belize still benefits from USAID regional programs. In addition, during the past 42 years, almost 2,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in Belize. As of April 2007, the Peace Corps had 58 volunteers working in Belize.

Until the end of 2002, Voice of America operated a medium-wave radio relay station in Punta Gorda that broadcast to the neighboring countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. The U.S. military has a diverse and growing assistance program in Belize that included the construction and renovation of several schools and youth hostels, medical assistance programs, and drug reduction programs. Private North American investors continue to play a key role in Belize's economy, particularly in the tourism sector.

Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay 28 September 1987
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 28 September 1987. [48]
  • Both countries are full members of Organization of American States.
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela 25 April 1989
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 25 April 1989. [49]
  • Venezuela has an embassy in Belmopan.
  • Both countries are full members of the Association of Caribbean States, and Organization of American States.

Asia

CountryFormal Relations BeganNotes
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia 12 February 1999

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 12 February 1999. [50]

Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 10 December 2005

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 10 December 2005. [51]

Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia 1 November 1994

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 1 November 1994. [52]

Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor 15 April 2003

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 15 April 2003. [53]

Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 1 October 2015

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 1 October 2015.

Flag of India.svg  India See Belize–India relations
  • India has an honorary consulate in Belize City. [54]
  • Belize maintains an honorary consulate in New Delhi. [55]
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia 11 July 2014
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 11 July 2014. [56]
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran 24 November 1992

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 24 November 1992. [57]

Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq

Both countries established diplomatic relations. [58]

Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 1983
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1983. [59]
  • Belize is represented in Israel through its embassy in London. [60]
  • Israeli is represented in Belize through its embassy in San Salvador. [61]
  • Since 2011, both countries have an AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL AND THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR HOLDERS OF DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE AND NATIONAL PASSPORTS. [62]
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan November 1982
  • Both countries established diplomatic relation in November 1982. [63]
  • Belize has an embassy in Tokyo.
  • Japan has an embassy in Belmopan.
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan 28 June 2006

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 28 June 2006. [64]

Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 7 November 2013

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 7 November 2013. [65]

Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait 5 September 2006
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 5 September 2006. [66]
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 11 February 2000
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 11 February 2000. [67]
  • Both countries are full members of Commonwealth of Nations.
Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives 11 February 2000
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 11 February 2000. [68]
  • Both countries are full members of Commonwealth of Nations.
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia 20 June 2017

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 20 June 2017. [69]

Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 20 June 1991

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 20 June 1991. [70]

Flag of Oman.svg  Oman 3 March 2006
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 3 March 2006. [71]
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 21 October 2015
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 21 October 2015. [72]
  • Both countries are member of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine

Under the previous premiership of Said Musa, Belize remained a staunch supporter of Palestinian rights and shunned relations with Israel due to the latter's military and intelligence support for Guatemala. [73] Since the election of Dean Barrow in 2008, however, relations with Israel have improved considerably. In June 2011, Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington met with Israeli envoy Danny Ayalon to discuss an upcoming resolution in September aimed at recognising a Palestinian state. Following the meeting, Ayalon claimed that he had gained the support of Belize in opposing the resolution. However, on 9 September, the Belizean Foreign Ministry issued an official statement recognizing the State of Palestine with the borders prior to the Six-Day War.

Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 19 April 1993

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 19 April 1993. [74]

Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar 17 May 2002

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 17 May 2002. [75]

Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore 23 August 1995

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 23 August 1995. [76] [77]

Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 14 April 1987

The establishment of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Belize started on 14 April 1987. [78]

Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan 1989See Belize–Taiwan relations

Belize recognizes the Republic of China (ROC, commonly known as Taiwan) [79] as the sole legitimate government of China. Relations were established between Belize and the ROC in 1989.

Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan 21 December 2017

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 21 December 2017. [80]

Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 11 June 1999

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 11 June 1999. [81]

Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey
  • The Turkish Embassy in Mexico City is accredited to Belize and Turkey has an Honorary Consul in Belize City. [82]
  • Belize has an Honorary Consulate in Izmir. [83]
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates 10 December 1991

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 10 December 1991. [84]

  • Belize has an embassy in Abu Dhabi.
  • UAE is accredited to Belize from its embassy in Mexico City.
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan 11 September 1996
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 11 September 1996. [85]
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam 4 January 1995

Both countries established diplomatic relation on 4 January 1995. [86]

Europe

CountryFormal Relations BeganNotes
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra 26 February 2018

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 26 February 2018. [87]

Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 14 September 1989

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 14 September 1989. [88]

Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 1982

Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1982. [89]

  • Belize has an embassy in Brussels.
  • Belgium is accredited to Belize from its embassy in Mexico City.
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 24 January 1996

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 24 January 1996. [90]

Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 15 February 1994
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 15 February 1994. [91]
  • Bulgaria is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City. [92]
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 23 January 1996

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 23 January 1996. [93] [94]

Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 21 July 2000
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 21 July 2000. [95]
  • Cyprus is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico. [96]
  • Both countries are members of Commonwealth of Nations.
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 15 February 1994
  • The Czech Republic is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City [97] and has an honorary consulate. [98]
  • Belize has an honorary consulate in Prague. [99]
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 15 November 1991 [100]
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 5 May 1999
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 5 May 1999. [103]
  • Estonia has an honorary consulate in Belize. [104]
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 19 June 1997
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 19 June 1997. [105]
  • Finland is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City and an honorary consulate in Belize City. [106]
Flag of France.svg  France
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in November 1981. [107]
  • France is represented in Belize through its embassy in San Salvador, El Salvador. [108]
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia 1 October 2015

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 1 October 2015.

Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 1982
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1982. [109]
  • Germany is represented in Belize through its embassy in Guatemala. [110]
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 4 September 1986
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 4 September 1986. [111]
  • Belize's Embassy in Mexico has parallel accreditation for Greece. Belize has an Honorary Consulate in Athens since 1992. [112] [113]
  • Greece does not have any representation in Belize, its embassy in Mexico is also accredited to Belize. [114]
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 15 February 1994

Hungary is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City. [115]

Flag of the Vatican City.svg   Holy See 9 March 1983

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 9 March 1983. [116]

  • Belize has an embassy to the Holy See in Rome.
  • Holy See is accredited to Belize from its apostolic nunciature in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 7 July 2004

Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 7 July 2004. [117] [118]

Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 21 July 2000

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 21 July 2000. [119]

Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 1 October 1982
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 1 October 1982. [120]
  • Belize has 2 honorary consulates in Palermo and Milano. [121]
  • Italy is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City and an honorary consulate. [122]
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 30 April 2016
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on 30 April 2016. [123] Both countries enjoy excellent relationships.
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 3 February 2005

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 3 February 2005. [124]

Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 30 December 2004

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 30 December 2004. [125]

Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 15 May 2008

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 15 May 2008. [126]

Flag of Malta.svg  Malta 1 October 2004

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 1 October 2004. [127]

Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 13 April 1987

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 13 April 1987. [128]

Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia 25 January 1996

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 25 January 1996. [129]

Flag of Norway.svg  Norway

Since 2011, Belize and Norway have an Agreement concerning the exchange of information relating to tax matters they had signed in 2010. [130]

Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 2 May 1995

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 2 May 1995. [131]

Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 9 December 1992

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 9 December 1992. [132]

Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 25 March 1993

Both countries established diplomatic relation on 25 March 1993. [133]

Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 25 June 1991

Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 25 June 1991. Belize immediately recognized Russia as the USSR's successor after the breakup of the Soviet Union.

Russia is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City and an honorary consulate in Belize City.

Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino 15 March 2005

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 15 March 2005. [134]

Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia

Slovakia is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City. [135]

Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia

Belize is represented in Slovenia through its embassy in Vienna. [136]

Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 13 January 1989See Belize–Spain relations

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 13 January 1989. [137]

Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden

Sweden is represented in Belize through its embassy in Stockholm and an honorary consulate in Belmopan. [138]

Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1988
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1988. [139]
  • Switzerland is represented in Belize through its embassy in Mexico City and since 1996 an honorary consulate in Belize City. [140]
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 1 October 1999

Both countries have established diplomatic relations on 1 October 1999. [141]

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 1981See Belize–United Kingdom relations

Belize is a member of the Commonwealth and was granted independence from the United Kingdom in 1981. Formerly known as British Honduras, the British maintained a garrison in Belize well into the 1990s, until Guatemala, which has always claimed sovereignty of the country, signed a treaty recognizing Belize's independence. The United Kingdom maintains a training center for the army in Belize.

On 3 March 2012, Prince Harry visited Belize on a tour of Commonwealth countries in the region as the Queen's representative in her Diamond Jubilee, making this his first solo royal tour. There he renamed Zennia Boulevard (also known as Cohune Walk Boulevard) in the capital to "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Boulevard", in honour of his grandmother. [142]

  • Belize has a high commission in London.
  • United Kingdom has a high commission in Belmopan.

Oceania

CountryFormal Relations BeganNotes
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg  Marshall Islands 21 May 1993

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 21 May 1993. [144]

Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand

New Zealand is accredited to Belize from its embassy in Mexico City. [145]

Belize and the Commonwealth of Nations

Belize has been a member state of the Commonwealth since 1981, when it became an independent Commonwealth realm.

Multilateral membership

Belize is a member of the following multilateral bodies.

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Belmopan Capital of Belize

Belmopan is the capital city of Belize. Its population in 2010 was 16,451. In addition to being the smallest capital city in the continental Americas by population, Belmopan is the third-largest settlement in Belize, behind Belize City and San Ignacio. Founded as a planned community in 1970, Belmopan is one of the newest national capital cities in the world. Since 2000 Belmopan has been one of two settlements in Belize to hold official city status, along with Belize City.

Foreign relations of Barbados

This article deals with the diplomatic affairs, foreign policy and international relations of Barbados.

Foreign relations of Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda maintains diplomatic relations with the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the People's Republic of China, as well as with many Latin American countries and neighbouring Eastern Caribbean states. It is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organization of American States, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, Petrocaribe and the Eastern Caribbean's Regional Security System (RSS).

Foreign relations of the Bahamas

The Bahamas has strong bilateral relationships with the United Kingdom, represented by a High Commissioner in London. The Bahamas also associates closely with other nations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Belize–India relations Diplomatic relations between Belize and the Republic of India

Belize–India relations are bilateral relations between Belize and India. The countries maintain honorary consulates in each other's capital cities.

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